The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry - Greater Copenhagen

*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*





The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
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The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
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The well preserved artefacts at the museum give the visitors an insight of Danish culture and history.
The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry is History and Culture
The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry takes you way back in time - from the Stone Age up to present - with a vast collection of artefacts and object that covers the cultural history and the development of hunting and forestry in Denmark. The exhibition stretches over 3,600 m2 and the museum is the largest of its type in Europe. The buildings that houses the museum - was once the old stables complex of the baroque Hirscholm Castle from 1744. The Castle was used as a summer residence in 1770 by King Christian VII (1749-1808 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1766-1808) - and in 1810 - King Frederik VI (1768-1839 – ruled Denmark 1808-1839 and Norway 1808-1814) had the now decrepit palace torn down for use as build materials for the rebuilding of Christiansborg Palace - which burned down to the ground in the fire of 1794. The stables are the only remaining buildings from Hirscholm Castle and are filled with nostalgic atmosphere and vibrant history. At the museum visitors can gaze into the past and experience how hard working Danish peasants and hunters lived in generations to survive and secure the basic daily rations of food with hand made tools and weapons. The museum is a part of Danish history and culture and is worth a visit.
The old stables buildings from 1744 in tranquil and picturesque surroundings houses the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry.
There are many stuffed animals on display at the museum - including the worlds oldest stuffed stag belonging to King Frederik IV.
Prehistoric Weapons and stuffed Animals
In the Stable at the museum you will find antique and prehistoric weapons of all kinds from the past and the ones hunters use today. There are a wide collection of bows and arrows and crossbows as well as hunting muskets and muzzle loaders and last but not least historic firearms and home made weapons. Some of the tools and weapons in the collection are from the Danish Stone and Middle Age - and similar instruments are still in use today in some underdeveloped countries around the world. The Stable area is also filled with stuffed animals including a 300 year old stuffed stag that belonged to the King Frederik IV (1671-1730 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1699-1730) and is the oldest stuffed wild animal in the world.The entire collection of various hunting gear and stuffed animals including a moose that lived in Denmark is quite impressive and a gem for museum lovers.The first Danish King - who established hunting grounds for the royal family was King Frederik III (1609-1670 - ruled Denmark and Norway 1648-1670) in 1669 by fencing in the entire Eremitage Plains north of Copenhagen.
The museum has a great collection and armoury of rifles - hunting muskets and muzzle loaders from various decades up to the present century - which was used by Danish hunters.
During the Stone Age - hunting for food with bow and arrows in Denmark was necessary for survival and the Stone Age people were very skilled hunters - here displayed at the museum.
The Barn and Coach House
There is a large exhibition of agricultural tools and forest outfit in the “Barn” used from 1850 to 1945 - where the rural sector in Denmark was increasing its agricultural productivity and development in this evolutionary period. Also old samples of various types of wood and different hunting carriages and carts are exhibited. In the Coach House - the forest collection describes Danish forestry history and development during the eighteenth century - when forestry was turned into profitable trade and changed the Danish woodland and countryside entirely. Here one can experience modern agricultural machinery - first with steam power and later with fuel operated engines.
The museum is for all ages and a great place for any young visitor that’s eager to explore and use the facilities - as this youngster on a old Ferguson tractor from the mid 1930’s.
Many activities and learning programmes are conducted at the museum and the fine art of falconry hunting is often demonstrated with many interested visitors and skilled falconers.
Plentiful of exciting Activities
The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry offers many types of stunning and exciting activities for children - adults and families such as climbing trees - shooting with bow and arrow - tossing an axe - hunting with falcons - pursuing deer’s in the forest - trying peasants clothes and much more. A complete activity programme is available at the museum.

Research Centre
The museum is also a research centre that contributes to study the Danish cultural heritage in its field and use the results to express and display our cultural and national identity at the museum - based on thousand years of history.
The Hunting and Forestry Museum is located at Hørsholm and nearly 25 km from the city center of Copenhagen.
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The Danish Museum of Hunting And Forestry


Dansk Jagt- og Skovbrugsmuseum
Folehavevej 15-17
2970 Hørsholm

Free Entry every Wednesday!

By bus
Bus no.: 150S
- 173E - 35 - 354 - 381 - 382E - 384 - 388 - 500S and stop at Hørsholm Post Office.

Train: Take the train to Rungsted Kyst Station - then bus no. 381 - 382E and 384 to the museum.

The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
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