Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 11.00-17.00
Thursday: 11.00-21.00
Monday: Closed

Special opening hours

Summer holidays (week 27-week 32): All days except Mondays.  
Autumn holidays (week 42): open every day, both Monday and Tuesday.
Week 43: closed due to dismantling of Anish Kapoor – Unseen.

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost, Pentecost Monday, 23 December, and Boxing Day: open.


Week 43: Closed due to dismantling of Anish Kapoor - Unseen.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


Adults: DKK 140 (Disability companions are free of charge)
Students: DKK 119 (You must present a valid student ID with expiration date and photo)
Groups (min. 10 pers.): DKK 126 per person (Please book group visits in advance by sending an e-mail to
Children (under 18): Free


Adults: DKK 140
Students: DKK 119
Club ARKEN members: Free


What type are you?

You're also welcome to sign up online and pick up your membership card on your next visit to ARKEN. Just bring your welcome email as documentation.

Find out more about Club ARKEN here

Companion scheme

Guests with disabilities may bring a companion to the museum free of charge upon presentation of a companion card.

Practical info

Do not touch the works on display.

Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to enter the museum without an adult.

Umbrellas, large bags and backpacks, selfie sticks and walking sticks are not permitted in the exhibition areas. They must be stored in the cloakroom area in the basement. Canes used by guests with reduced mobility are permitted. The museum also has canes that guests are welcome to borrow.


The ARKEN structure is easily accessible for people with disabilities. There are lifts next to all stairways, and much of the museum provides level access. The café, located on the first floor, is also accessible by lift.

Wheelchairs, walking frames, canes and folding chairs can be borrowed free of charge upon request at the ticket desk.


For general inquiries please write to or call + 45 4354 0222 Tuesday- Friday, 10.00-12.00.
For inquiries about exhibitions and art, please write to


Photography for personal use is permitted. Use of flash is prohibited.

Photography for professional use using a flash or tripod requires permission from the communications department.

Members of the press are permitted to take photos provided they can present a press ID. Please contact the staff at the ticket desk for a photo permit.

We cannot be held responsible for copyright issues between photographer and artist.


ARKEN's foyer and DETLEF'S HALL may be closed to the public for private events. Please contact ARKEN for more information.

Prams and pushchairs

Pram, pushchairs, walking frames and wheelchairs are welcome at the museum.

Institutions and schools

Schools are welcome to book an appointment for a self-guided visit to the museum free of charge. A self-guided visit must be booked at least one week in advance by email to ARKEN Learning:

Groups on self-guided visits are kindly asked to be considerate of ARKEN's own lessons and guided tours.

Registered home schooling

ARKEN offers free admission to registered home school instructors in connection with teaching. If you want to visit ARKEN in connection with teaching as a home school instructor, please book your visit in advance. Send an email to stating when you would like to visit the museum and the number of instructors and pupils in your group. It is possible to book visits on Wednesday-Friday, 11.00-17.00. During your visit, you must present documentation from the municipality.


Read ARKEN's privacy policy here.


Dogs are not permitted inside the museum.
You are welcome to bring a service or guide dog.

Changing tables

Changing tables are available in both the men's room and women's room in the basement.

Ishøj Beach

Just outside the door you will find one of Denmark's loveliest sandy beaches, making it perfect to combine a museum visit at ARKEN with a trip to the beach for the whole family. The beach follows a coastline of 7 km, so there's plenty of space to run around. With its bathing jetty, on-duty lifeguard during the summer months, playground and snack shop, Ishøj Beach is very family-friendly.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones must be on silent out of consideration for the other guests.

Find us

ARKEN Museum of Contemporary Art
Skovvej 100
2635 Ishøj

Train and bus

The train ride from Copenhagen Central Station to Ishøj takes 16 minutes (on S-train lineE). Take the S-train line A towards Solrød/Hundige or line E towards Køge and get off at Ishøj Station. You can bring bicycles on the S-train for free and then cycle from Ishøj Station, or you can take bus line 127 which stops outside ARKEN — the bus ride takes only about 5 minutes.

You can also walk to ARKEN from Ishøj Station via the ARKEN WALK path. It takes about 20 min. (2.6 km). Just follow Jeppe Hein's playful red lampposts from the station to the museum.


There is a cycling route from Copenhagen directly to ARKEN in Ishøj.
Plan your trip with the Trip Planner app. Bicycle parking is located near the two access bridges on the right side of Skovvej.


Parking at ARKEN is free. There is plenty of parking along Skovvej. We recommend that museum guests use the parking lot entrance facing the museum. Take care to remove all valuables from your car.

Disabled parking

Take the second access bridge from Skovvej to the disabled parking area located near the museum's main entrance. It is possible to drop passengers off right outside the museum's main entrance. Parking on the museum island is only permitted with a blue HC sign displayed in the windscreen.

Private tours

Give family, friends, colleagues or your art club a special experience on a private tour with one of the museum's skilled art mediators. The tour can be booked by groups of a maximum of 30 people and lasts 50 minutes. We are happy to adapt according to wishes and needs. Booking and cancellation of a private tour must be done no later than 10 days before the planned tour by writing to

Public tours

Get an insight into the museum's current exhibitions on our tours every Thursday evening at 19 and every Sunday afternoon at 14. The tours start at the large stone in the foyer and last 50 minutes. The tours are free with admission to the museum.