Welcome to
Cultural History in Tønder

Arts & crafts in
Southern Jutland

Open today10am - 5pm

Cultural history
in Tønder

The museum’s exhibitions bear witness to the the rich variety and high quality standards maintained in the western regions of Southern Jutland in the 18th and 19th centuries.

It is also easy to detect strong cultural influences from Northern Germany and Frisia.

There is an exhibition of locally made Tønder silverware, featuring in particular spoons and vinaigrettes, which were characteristic products of the region.

The furniture collection displays local and regional furniture culture.

On the first floor, exhibitions of Tønder lace, Slesvig-Holstein earthenware and Dutch tiles

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and plan your next visit

See the historical craftsmanship

Enjoy a lunch at the café

No entrance ticket needed

Visit the museum shop

The art museum
in Tønder

Tønderhus Castle dominated the castle mound until 1750.

Today the location is home to two museums, one dedicated to cultural history and one to art.

Here you can immerse yourself in a fascinating combination of Southern Jutland arts and crafts with industrial art, H. J. Wegner’s furniture and Northern European art from the early 20th century to the present day.

There are fascinating views of the Southern Jutland marshes from the Water Tower, the museums’ beacon.

Don’t miss the delights awaiting you at the museum café and shop.


There are a limited number of parking spaces in front of the main entrance of the museum and in the festival area behind the museum.

There is time-limited parking on Skibbroen street.

Food and drink

The café is open Tuesday - Sunday 11-16

Guided tours

During opening hours on weekdays: DKK 850 + entrance fee.

During opening hours at weekends: DKK 1350 + entrance fee.

Inquiries regarding booking of guided tours, please contact toender@msj.dk.

Please notice that you have to book your guided tour 2 weeks before.

Coach parties who wish to be served in the café need to book in advance.


Childcare institutions and educational establishments can visit the museum on their own and free of charge (although prior booking is required).


Cultural History Tønder has a lift between the floors and in the Water Tower.

Part of the museum is situated in the listed Porthouse, where certain rooms are difficult to reach for wheelchair users.

Upon request the museum staff will lend you a ramp that gives wheelchair users access to some of the rooms, including the Silver Chamber.

There is a disabled toilet by the Pump House, on the 7th floor of the Water Tower and by the café in the Art Museum.


The museum is accessible with a pram.

There are baby changing facilities by the toilets.


Dogs are not allowed inside the museum, but are welcome in the grounds if kept on a leash.

Please remember to pick up after your dog.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome inside the museum.

Visit us

Cultural history in Tønder
Wegners plads 1
6270 Tønder

E-mail: toender@msj.dk
Tlf.: 65 37 08 08

Opening hours

April- Oktober:
Monday - sunday 10am - 5pm

November - March:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm


In the period 8 January - 10 February, there is a 50% discount on the entrance ticket below, as Hall 2 and the studios at the art museum are closed due to the construction of new special exhibitions. You will still be able to experience works from the collection in Hall 1 at the art museum, Wegner chairs and Cultural history in Tønder.

Adults: DKK 105

Children (under 18): free

Students: 20% discount

Club members: free

Groups of 10 or more: 20% discount per person

Combi ticket which also gives access to the Nolde Museum: DKK 116