Visit the interesting museum, which both shows varying art exhibitions and also has a permanent localhistory exhibition.
consists of both the old Gudhjem Station and a new exhibition building.
The old station building
was drawn by the architects Kay Fisker and Aage Rafn. The building was inaugurated in 1916 and had a function as endstation for the Gudhjem railway until this was closed in 1953. The station building, which is protected, is an architectonic pearl, in itself worth a visit.
The station building harbours several permanent exhibitions:
“Trade and Crafts in Brøddegade from 1890 to 1990” is a new photo exhibition, nicely showing the main street of Gudhjem in former times.
The Gudhjem railroad – in the old package room and waiting room you can experience the history of the local railroad.
Exhibition of local history – you find on the second floor of the station building. Here are photos, documents and things from former times in Gudhjem.
Oluf Høst sketch collection – you visit the large museum collection on the second floor.
The new exhibition building
drawn by architect Niels Frithiof Truelsen, is the perfect location for art exhibitions and other arrangements. During one season we will show approx. 10 different changing exhibitions. See the exhibition program on the museum website.
A permanent element during many years has been the exhibition of the artist collaboration Holkahesten, which in 2020 will exhibit for the 19th time.
In the area around the museum you can see sculptures by Ole Christensen, Inge Lise Westman, Jun-Ichi Inoue and Julie Høm.
Large selection of postcards, posters, and many interesting books with relation to life in and around Gudhjem. Both historical books and artbooks.
The museum has a large and very interesting photo archive with potos of life in old Gudhjem. Experience history here.
Activity all year round
In the winter the museum houses evening arrangements.
The exhibition period with public access to the museum normally starts at Easter.
The museum is open Thursday – Sunday from 13-17, when showing art exhibitions, see the exhibition calendar here.
During the Ascencion Day weekend the tradition is to have an art tour on Bornholm. It starts with a joint exhibition, where all participating artists and craftsmen are represented by one piece of their work in Gudhjem Museum. As visitor you can get an impression of which workshops and studios you want to study closer.
Members of the society Gudhjem By- og Museumsforening have free access to the museum, all others pay 50 DKK entrance fee.
Membership costs 125 DKK yearly or 250 DKK for a household. You can enter the society by visition the museum.
Opening hours this week:
Young people under 18 and members of the society Gudhjem By- og Museumsforening