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Trapholt

Aeblehaven 23, Kolding 6000, Denmark
+45 76 30 05 30
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My favorite design museum!

This gem in Kolding is worth your time! I loved the building and its chair display is fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geraldine M
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Naples, Florida
Worth your while

Good creative exhibitions - both the permanent exhibition and the temporary. Nice shop. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
JohnSN63
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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“arne jacobsen” (7 reviews)
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Aeblehaven 23, Kolding 6000, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem in Kolding is worth your time! I loved the building and its chair display is fun and interesting piece of design history. Also enjoy the art collection on the lower level. But most fun is designing your own room on their interactive computers....More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Good creative exhibitions - both the permanent exhibition and the temporary. Nice shop. Friendly staff

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The exhibitions in this museum are provocative and makes you think about everyday things in a different light. Eat Me was so intense that I lost my appetite for a few hours. It had pictures of people wearing raw meat, molded food, which in the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I was there few times and always enjoy my stay. It is a combination of inside and outside walk tour and many attractions fro people who are interested in modern art. I suggest to reserve at least 3 hours and give time yourself to concentrate...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was for me the first time to visit this museum, so i do not know if the style of the current exhibition "Eat Me" is the usual style.... however it was very provocative and original in its setting and contents. The museum has several...More

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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Dear Paola B Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you have had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again - you are very welcome Bedst regards Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing modern art museum! It gives you the opportunity to look at art in a different light. Sometimes even literally! It lets you play around with some art pieces and really triggers your thought process. When we went we saw an exhibition related to food...More

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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Miko1988 Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear, you had a good experience here at the museum and enjoyed our exhibitions. We hope to see you again Best Regards Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Great Kvium exhibition - but I have to admit that I liked the the Eat Me exhibition even better. We went to the restaurant afterwards for the buffet, that was so so.

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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear JaneBis Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear, you had a good experience here at the museum and enjoyed our exhibitions. We hope to see you again Best Regards Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

As part of a corporate trip to HQ in Denmark, our group was taken on a tour of the Trapholt Museum in Kolding. In addition to featuring a fantastic collection of Danish art and furniture, the architecture of the museum is quite interesting as well....More

Thank Greg S
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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Greg Thank you so much for your great review. We are pleased to hear, you had a good experience here at the museum and enjoyed our exhibitions. We hope to see you again Best Regards Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We are not museum people, but we ended up spending 2 hours at trap holt - without lunch. There is a good permanent exhibition about danish furniture and the visit to the Arne Jacobsen summerhouse. A good tip could be to check the site to...More

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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Handersen1 Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you have had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again - you are very welcome Bedst regards Trapholt / Maria

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We went to Trapholt to see the special exhibition of Danish artist, Michael Kvium. And it is mazing and higly recommendable (runs until end 2017). Other exhibitions included a focus on fraud in art (Ok, but not very interesting) and presentation of Danish design (presenting...More

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Trapholt, Gæsteansvarlig at Trapholt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Mikael Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Kvium exhibition but sorry to hear you didn´t find our other exhibits interesting. In your "Exhibition" you are meant to get the feeling of discovering a storage and seeing what...More

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