25 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station.

Photo: Lars Skaaning

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 -17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 -21.00
Monday: Closed

The museum is also open

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday,
Easter Monday and Boxing Day, 1 May, General Prayer Day, Ascension Day, Constitution Day and the night before Christmas Eve until 17.00.

The museum is closed

Whit Monday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Entry prices

Adults: DKK 115
Students: DKK 95
Children (0-17 years): Free


Opening hours VAN GOGH (1/9 2018 – 20/1 2019)

Tuesday-Thursday: 10.00-21.00
Friday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00
Monday: Closed

The Ai Weiwei Gallery and The Asger Jorn Gallery will be closed during the VAN GOGH exhibition.

Entry prices VAN GOGH

Adults: DKK 150
Students: DKK 130
Children (0-17 years): Free


By car

From Copenhagen

ARKEN is located in Ishøj Strandpark, 20 km south of Copenhagen. From Copenhagen take the E20 to junction 26 towards Ishøj. Turn left after the junction onto the main road 243 and after a couple of minutes turn left again at the crossroads by Skovvej.

From south or west Sealand

Take the O4 ring road to junction 6 towards Ishøj.

Discount across Great Belt

If you are ”Club Storebælt-customer” you get a 40% discount on the return ticket if you show your voucher. We will also give you a 20% discount on your entry to the museum. The offer applies to all vehicles of maximum 6 metres. Read more here.

By train and bus

It takes 25 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station to Ishøj. Take the S train line A towards Solrød/Hundige or line E towards Køge to Ishøj Station, where bus route 128 goes directly to the museum – it takes approx. 5 minutes. You can also walk from Ishøj Station to ARKEN via the path system. This takes approx.20 minutes.

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ARKEN – Museum of Modern Art
Skovvej 100
2635 Ishøj

Tel: +45 43 54 02 22

Practical information

The exhibited works must not be touched.

Asger Jorn gallery, Damien Hirst Gallery and DETLEFS HALL

The Asger Jorn gallery is temporarily closed. The Damien Hirst Gallery and DETLEFS HALL may in rare circumstances be closed to the public due to events at the museum. Contact us at +45 43540222 for further information (mon.-thu. 9 am-4 pm, fri. 9 am-3 pm).

Baby changing tables

Baby changing tables are available in the ladies’ and gents’ toilets on the lower ground floor.

Bags, umbrellas, selfie sticks and hiking/walking sticks

Umbrellas, selfie sticks, hiking/walking sticks, large bags, backpacks and the like must not be brought into the exhibition areas, but must be placed in the cloakroom lockers on the lower ground floor. It is allowed to use regular walking sticks, which are available to borrow free of charge.


Dogs are not allowed in the museum.

Food and drink

Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibition areas. Instead, we would like to direct you to the museum’s café, which offers a delicious menu for children and adults.

From 6 August 2018 to 20 January 2019, it won’t be possible for private persons to bring their own food to the museum. Schools and institutions can eat packed lunches in the DETLEFS HALL from 3 September 2018. Weather permitting, lunch can also be enjoyed outside, such as on the beach right in front of ARKEN.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones should be on silent mode out of respect for other visitors.


There is free parking at the museum. The parking area is located along Skovvej. We recommend our guests to park as close as possible to the access bridge leading to the main entrance. Please do not leave valuables unattended in your car.

Bicycle and disabled parking

Bicycle parking is located in the areas of the two access bridges on the right side of Skovvej

The second access bridge from Skovvej head over to disabled parking, located near the main entrance.

It is allowed to drop passengers off at The Art Island. Parking on the island is only allowed with a visible disabled badge in the windshield.


For the sake of museum safety, pushchairs are not allowed in the exhibition areas. Folding pushchairs are permissible.

Folding pushchairs and baby slings are available to borrow at the ticket desk.


Photography for private use is permitted without flash.

Photography for professional purpose with flash or stand requires permission from the communication department.

The press is permitted to take photos upon presentation of a press card. Please contact the staff at the ticket desk for a photo permit.

We are not liable for any copyright issues between the photographer and the artist.

Facilities for the disabled

ARKEN’s architecture is particularly disability-friendly. There are lifts by all the stairs and most of the museum is on level ground with no steps. The café, which is on the 1st floor, also has a lift.

Wheelchairs, walkers, walking sticks and folding chairs are available to borrow free of charge upon display of an entry ticket, or can be pre-booked on tel. +45 43 54 0222. Mobility scooters are allowed in the museum.

Companion scheme

Disabled people can bring a companion or carer free of charge to the museum providing they can produce a carer’s card.

Disabled toilets

There are disabled toilets in the cellar and in the exhibition rooms.

Guide dogs

The blind or visually impaired may bring guide dogs into the museum.


Photo: Hanne Fuglbjerg



Ishøj Beach

Right outside the door lies one of Denmark’s most beautiful sandy beaches, which is why you can combine a museum visit to ARKEN with a family day out at the beach. The beach follows a coastline of 7 km, with plenty of room to run about. Facilities such as a wooden pier, a lifeguard during the peak summer season, a play area and shop make Ishøj Beach extremely child-friendly. Read more


The Beach Park

You can also explore the beach resort in the area surrounding the museum. The resort consists of an open coastal landscape, grass areas, sand dunes, a beach, forrests and a harbour area, all linked together by a network of roads and paths – with excellent opportunities for cycling, running and hiking. The resort is also rich in animal and plant.

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