The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle is situated in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. This impressive and unrivalled Renaissance castle was built in the first decades of the 17th century by the Danish King Christian IV.
Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878, when it was established by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg. The beautiful decorated rooms with portraits, history paintings, furniture, and decorative art invite visitors on a journey through Danish history and culture from the late Middle Ages to the present. The historical interiors and the splendorous rooms give a sensuous impression of changing styles and epochs. The collection of portraits is the largest and most significant in Denmark, with new works continually added to the collection. Several times a year, the museum arranges temporary exhibitions.
In weekends and holidays from Easter to mid-October visitors can meet the castle hosts. The hosts are wearing historical costumes that have been made especially for the museum based on dresses seen in the portrait collection.
Danish History for Children
In weekends and Danish school holidays from Easter to mid-October children and their family can visit the children’s department in the old wine cellar of the castle. In here, children can dress up in Renaissance gowns made for the museum and visit the creative workshop where they can write with feather and ink and make colour drawings with inspiration from historical paintings.
Beautiful Baroque Garden
The Castle Gardens were laid out as a romantic landscaped garden. In the garden you will find King Frederik 2's small Bath House Castle (Badstueslot) which is occasionally used by the Royal Family for hunt lunches. The grounds also include the baroque style garden that was recreated in 1996 according to the original drawings by J.C. Krieger from 1725. Especially worth noting are the royal monograms executed in boxwood, the historical flowers and the festive cascades.
In the garden you also find the café which is open in summer.