Øregaard Museum, Hellerup

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4.3/5 based on 15 reviews on the web
Øregård Museum is an art museum located in Hellerup in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is owned by Gentofte Municipality and holds a topographic collection of pictures from Copenhagen and the area north of the city. It also hosts special exhibitions. The building is a former country house built by a wealthy merchant, active in the triangle trade on the Danish West Indies.History and architectureØregård is a former country house built by Johannes Søbøtker, a merchant, plantation owner and shipping agent who was a partner in one of Denmark's largest trading companies and had made a fortune in sugar plantations, shipping and the lucrative triangle trade between Denmark, Danish Gold Coast and the former Danish West Indies.Like many of his contemporaries in trade and shipping, Søbøtker became a very wealthy member of an emerging bourgeoisie which was becoming a major force in the 19th century and was acquiring the habits that had previously been reserved for the aristocracy. Over recent decades, it had become common for people to build stately summer residences north of the city while spending winters in a town mansion in Copenhagen. In 1806, Søbøtker acquired a farm, Øregaard, in Hellerup and commissioned the French architect Joseph-Jacques Ramée to build a suitable country house on the property. Ramée was at that time working out of Hamburg but designed a number of similar houses in the same area for other wealthy families, including Sophienholm for Constantin Brun and Hellerupgård.
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  • Look for interesting exhibitions, go for a walk in the beautiful park, take the children on the playground and drink coffee in the Café.
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  • good place for family holiday simply walking with friends in the Park very much vegetation that helps you breathe fresh air after rabotčego days and post-education or simply the day indoors
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  • This is a wonderful museum. It is quiet and has small yet interesting collection of items on display. The garden of this villa that has become a museum is splendid. You can take the kids for a walk an...  read more »
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