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Museums and cultural centres

Theatres, films and art – a chance to explore history and science through play. In Gentofte, you and your family have the best opportunities for top class cultural experiences.

Bellevue Teatret

Arne Jacobsen’s beautiful and iconic theatre is a regional theatre for the whole of Gentofte. Bellevue Teatret puts on productions for everyone, organises concerts, salons and much more.

Visit the Bellevue Teatret website

Byens Hus

Byens Hus is Gentofte’s new meeting place. It’s a place for local people to meet, a club house, an activity centre – Byens Hus is a venue we create together.

Visit Byens Hus's website


Experimentarium is the science centre for the whole of Denmark, right on your doorstep. The focus here is on fun and innovative dissemination of natural sciences.

Visit the Experimentarium website

Garderhøj fortress

Garderhøj Fortress is a living discovery centre for all your senses! Explore the history of war, life as a soldier, and defences from the First World War era.

Visit the Garderhøj Fortress website

Gentofte Brandmuseum (fire-fighting museum)

Gentofte Brandmuseum (fire-fighting museum) is home to a magnificent collection of old, original fire engines. The museum is located at Gentofte’s old fire station, which was operational from 1909 to 1939.

Visit the Gentofte Brandmuseum website

Gentofte cinema

Gentofte’s oldest cinema, at the heart of the pleasant shopping street, Gentoftegade. The cinema opened its doors in 1938 and continues to develop with the times.

Visit the Gentofte Kino website (in Danish)

Moviehouse Hellerup

Gentofte’s newest cinema opened in 2018 at the top of Experimentarium, overlooking the Øresund.

Visit the Moviehouse Hellerup website (in Danish)


The Ordrupgaard Art Museum houses an acclaimed collection of 19th and early 20th century French art. You can explore special exhibitions and new art in the museum’s art park. This is also where you can visit the villa of architect Finn Juhl.

Visit the Ordrupgaard website

Tranen exhibition centre

Tranen is Gentofte’s exhibition site for contemporary art and is housed in Gentofte Hovedbibliotek (main library). Here you can explore the many styles and trends of contemporary art, with changing exhibitions by young Danish and international artists.

Visit Tranen’s website (in Danish and English from the landing page) 

Øregaard Museum

Øregaard Museum outs on changing special exhibitions as well as exhibiting works from its collection. The venue is a beautifully renovated country house in the middle of Øregaardsparken, where the Spejlscenen pavilion offers everything from jazz to community singing and children’s theatre. 

Visit the Øregaard Museum website