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Address: Aeblehaven 23, Kolding 6000, Denmark
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+45 76 30 05 30
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Museum of Modern Art And Design

Trapholt is located in Southern Denmark on...

Museum of Modern Art And Design

Trapholt is located in Southern Denmark on the mainland of Jutland and is one of the largest and most popular museums in Denmark, outside of Copenhagen. Trapholt opened in 1988 and added additional exhibition space and collection storage in 1996. The international architecture competition held in 1982, was won by the project team of architects Boje Lundgaard and Bente Aude, lighting designer Sophus Frandsen and landscape architect Svend Kirkegaard, for its exceptional museum design and its extraordinary and sensitive placement in nature. The Museum is set in a beautiful sculpture park overlooking the water of Kolding Fjord and visitors come from far and near, not only to see the amazing array of exhibitions, performances and programs but also to experience the museum’s architecture, the one-of-a-kind summerhouse designed by Arne Jacobsen, to find unique design treasures in the museum shop and to become culinarily tempted in the restaurant with its breathtaking view.

At Trapholt visitors will be welcomed by TRAPguides that are trained to help assist and offer the visitors guided tours of the museum, tours of Arne Jacobsen’s summerhouse, and introductions to current exhibitions. Also at Trapholt, we make sure to always have a varied range of options and activities for children and their accompanying adults.

Trapholt Exhibitions

Trapholt displays a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Trapholt’s goal is, at any given time, to display exhibitions of three different categories within its expertise; namely aesthetically enticing displays, current, debate creating exhibits and compelling insights into design and art history.

Trapholt has a total of 2500 square meters of exhibition space divided into 8 galleries.

Unique for the architectural design of the museum, is that not only does some galleries have breathtaking views, but each and every gallery has its own specific character and is unique in regards to the layout, daylight/artificial light and orientation. All galleries are accessible from the main museum walkway that winds it way down the sloped terrains and gives access to all the exhibitions. The whole museum, and all the facilities, are designed to be wheelchair accessible .

The Trapholt Collections

Trapholt collections consists of:

A large collection of Danish furniture design

Modern Danish visual art and sculpture

A permanent Richard Mortensen exhibition

Ceramics, textiles and product designs

The sculpture park, with works by Danish contemporary artists

The Arne Jacobsen’s Cube flex summerhouse

The collection of Danish visual arts and sculpture, is mainly from the 19th century up until today. The bulk of the collection however, dates from after 1900 and in addition to art, the collection also includes crafts, and product designs from this period. The furniture collection at Trapholt charts the development of Danish furniture design from the beginning of the twentieth century up until the present. The collection is continually being added to- in the form of new acquisitions, donations and gifts- and are regularly being featured in temporary and permanent museum exhibitions.

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At this great place We had a nice boardmeeting. It is posibel to get a room for meetings. We got the food served in the meetingroom. After that we had a walk arround in the museum

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Palle K
Kolding, Denmark
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Kolding, Denmark
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

At this great place We had a nice boardmeeting. It is posibel to get a room for meetings. We got the food served in the meetingroom. After that we had a walk arround in the museum

Thank Palle K
Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this review

Dear Palle Thanks for your great review. It´s wonderful to hear that you had such a good day here at Trapholt that you would like to share it with others. We hope to see you again soon Best Regards Maria /Trapholt More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum! The building itself is already worth a visit. The exhibitions are very nice and good organised. Highly recommend the small free tour to Arne Jacobsens house in the garden. And the outside view is stunning, great place to drink your coffee.

Thank rinkster123
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I went there with my colleagues and we had a guided tour. It was very interesting to see and discover all the Danish designs. Afterwards we had a buffet dinner at the museum cafe which was also great!

Thank magicwoman82
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went there last week and saw many pieces of furniture I already knew, saw many fun things. They have great activities for kids too, make sure to check out Arne Jacobsen's summerhouse!

Thank Luca Z
Kolding, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice environment. Always great excebitions with something new and interesting. MIndfull installations. And I just love their permanent excebitions with chairs from all the great Danish designers. And remember to visit the house made by Arne Jacobsen.

Thank Kirsa R
Kolding, Denmark
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Please pass by this design and art museum in butifull soroundings, changing excebitions but the location and the collection of Danish designer chairs is always worth a visit in itself.

Thank Quarken
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our visit to this museum is to see the set of world famous designed modern chairs by Danish designers and it is highly satisfied. There are many designed chairs by famous designers like the world renowned egg chair by Jacobsen. This is quite interesting to us. Besides the chairs the museum still has many other art presentation like Danish paintings,... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visit takes you to history of designs from Denmark. This place is best for those who like art and culture. I liked the summer house concept and the typical Danish designs. Very pleasing to eyes!

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Southlake, Texas
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant, design center, school, museum, and shopping experience all wrapped into one. I found it on trip advisor while looking for a place for a nice light bite to eat. An amazing store awaits visitors inside. I found jewelry, books, scarves, greeting cards, and apparel I have never seen here in the states, and felt everything I... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I really enjoy Trapholt. For me personally I like just walking around and experiencing the shows and scenery. I recommend the guided tour of Arne Jacobsens summer house. Also the gift shop is quit nice and an exebetion in itself of Danish ceramics and art.

Thank Tina K

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