Bornholm's Art Museum

Bornholm's culture and heritage

Visit an island with a strong artisan tradition and a number of fascinating Bronze Age sites.


Bornholm has a strong tradition of craft artisans, particularly within the fields of glass work and ceramics. You can visit open workshops all over the island and see the artisans in action at places such as Hjorth's Fabrik, Bornholm's Ceramics Museum in Rønne. 


Throughout history, painters have been fascinated by the extraordinary light on Bornholm. Towards the end of the 19th century, it attracted names like Zartmann, Drachmann and Bornholm-born Michael Ancher. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Bornholm School was founded, featuring artists such as Weie, Rude, Isakson and Høst. You can see their colourful works on display at Bornholm's Art Museum in Rø and there is a museum dedicated solely to Oluf Høst, who was born and raised on Bornholm, in Gudhjem. 

Historical artefacts

Bornholm is the place in Denmark where most Bronze Age stone carvings have been found and preserved. You can uncover intriguing images of ships, wheels and humans all over the island and you can learn more about them at the Bornholm Museum in Rønne.

Further reading

Read more about Bornholm.

Read more about Historical Denmark.

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Bornholm is a slow-paced Baltic island, west of the Etholmene Islands. Bornholm presents the Danish landscape in a nutshell; it is hilly and fertile with fields and large forests.