The Coastal Museum of Skagen is a combined open air and exhibition museum. Here you can visit three historical Skagen houses from three different architectural periods defined by different colours: The Black period (until approximately 1875), the Yellow period (approximately 1875-1907) and the Red period (from 1907).

Apart from the historical houses you can also see special exhibitions on fishing, maritime rescue service and seafaring. The exhibitions provide an introduction to the interesting history of Skagen and to the dramatic life by the coast.

All year round the Coastal Museum provides a wide range of guided tours, talks, activities for children in school holidays etc.

During summer the museum provides a guided tour and ride with a historical Bedford Bus for 1½ hours. The tour starts and ends at the museum.

The Museum has a nice café and a museum shop, where you can find different books, souvenirs etc.


Should you be interested in booking a guided tour in English please send a request to

Welcome to a fascinating journey through the history of Skagen.

Information to our visitors

To ensure a safe experience at our museums during the Covid-19 pandemic, we kindly ask our visitors to respect the current guidelines for hygiene and keeping a safe distance.

At the museum you will find illustrations of the current guidelines and multiple stations with alcohol-based hand rub. All visitors above 12 years of age must wear a mask indoors.


The Café of the Museum is open and our visitors are welcome to enjoy their food indoors. All visitors above 12 years of age must wear a mask until one is seated at a table.

It is possible to buy a mask in our Museum Shop.

Find more information regarding the current Corona guidelines in Denmark here