Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry

The Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry (Danish: Dansk Jagt- og Skovbrugsmuseum) was a state-owned museum in Hørsholm exhibiting objects connected with the history of hunting and forestry in Denmark. It is now closely associated with the UNESCO-listed Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand.

Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
Part of the buildings
LocationHørsholm, Denmark
Coordinates55.8757°N 12.5023°E / 55.8757; 12.5023
DirectorJette Baagøe
WebsiteOfficial website

In 2017, the museum was combined with the Danish Agricultural Museum and is now known as the Green Museum. It is located in Auning in northern Jutland.[1]


The museum was established in 1942. It is based in the former farm buildings of Hirschholm Palace.[2]

UNESCO Par Force Hunting Landscape

The Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 4 July 2015. Much of the preparatory work on the nomination was undertaken by Jette Baagøe, director of the Museum of Hunting and Forestry and chair of the steering group which began work on the nomination in 2010. The museum is expected to be the site manager and principal coordinator of information and news about the Par Force heritage site. On the basis of the significant increase in visitors to Stevns Museum resulting from the inclusion of Stevns Klint as a UNESCO heritage site in 2014, Baagøe expects more visitors to the museums of North Zealand, especially to the Hunting and Forestry Museum which has scheduled an exhibition devoted to the Par Force Hunting Landscape from October 2015.[3]


The exhibitions consist of three collections:

  • The Hunting collection illustrate the history of hunting in Denmark from ancient times until the present day.
  • The forestry collections focus on tools and used in forestry before c. 1850.
  • An exhibition about modern forestry with machines used in recent times and equipment used by workers in the industry. Children can try it on and enter the machines.

See also


  1. "About the Museum". Det Grønne Museum. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. "Dansk Jagt- og Skovbrugsmuseum" (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  3. "Verdensarv i Nordsjælland: 4. juli 2015 optog UNESCOs verdensarvskomité Parforcejagtlandskabet i Nordsjælland på den fornemme liste over verdens kulturarv" (in Danish). Dansk Jagt- og Skovbrugsmuseum. 7 July 2015. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
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