Opening hours

February 20 - April 2
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: at 10.00-16.00
Søndag: at 10.00-16.00


Drop in Easter fun

Museum Vestsjælland offers experiences for the whole family across generations with lots of fun and good time.

Art, culture and exciting events

Painter's yard

One of the few well-preserved, authentic artists 'homes in Denmark and the Swane family's home from 1934. Here you can experience the Swans' paintings in the right context. The painter Sigurd Swane (1879-1973) together with his wife Agnete (1893-1994) created Malergården. The house is built according to Agnete's specific instructions.

Note: Malergården is located at the end of a narrow, one-way gravel road, so drive slowly, use the turning areas and watch out for the deep ditches.

The museum is open all year round and has both a café and a museum shop.

Read more about the café at the bottom under “Your visit".

You can experience that

Malergården is a museum for the whole family. Here you get an insight into the history of a different family. A family that moved to the countryside to create a small agricultural paradise with space for art and guests. You enter an authentic artist's home, where the light and the smell in the living rooms are the same as when the family lived here. The house stands largely as it was built in 1934.

You can visit both the studio, the beautiful living rooms and the Picture School in the side wing, where you can create your own works with free drawing and painting materials.

The farm is surrounded by a garden with dahlia beds, boxwood hedges, apple groves and a lookout point. Here are rolling meadows bordering the Lammefjord. 

Download the Visitor's Guide (pdf)
Download Visit Guide for children (pdf)

Friends of the ensemble

At Malergården we have a friends association. You can read more about the association, as well as which other associations can be found at Museum Vestsjælland's other departments, by clicking on the link below. 

Malergården main house January 2023

The painter's main house renovated

The painter's main house was renovated in 2022 with support from Odsherreds Municipality and LAG-Midt-Nordvestsjælland. This made it possible to secure the bays and roof, and expand Malergården to be open all year round. In the same year, funds from the Augustinus Foundation and the Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation made it possible to review, stabilize and conserve the furnishings and art from the main house.

The hunt for history is family-friendly guided city walks on your own.

Try it in Holbæk, Ringsted, Slagelse and Sorø!

Dive into West Zealand's history in our extensive collection of exciting podcasts.

- it's completely free!

Get the time pocket and go exploring in the great outdoors. The time slot is for both children and adults.

Free guided tours, stories and games