In June 1998 the Oluf Høst museum opened on the Danish island of Bornholm. The island’s great artist Oluf Høst (1884-1966) now has his own museum in Gudhjem – naturally located in the family home “Norresân”, which he built in 1929 and lived in until his death.
Norresân is a wonderful house which Høst built from two fishermen’s cottages. And when you walk through the large and fascinating rocky garden you realise immediately why Høst loved his home so much. This is where he painted many of the paintings which have made him one of the most famous modern Danish artists.
The rocky garden facing the sacred rocky outcrop known as “Bokul” is a unique experience. Oluf Høst’s summer studio is at the top of the rocky garden, offering a view of Gudhjem. This is where the museum’s documentation department can be found, with an exhibition recounting the story of the artist and the lives lived in the house.
The outdoor café offers light refreshments and a view of the garden and the wonderful countryside of Bornholm.
In the garden you also find two children houses with activities for the small ones.
At the Oluf Høst museum you find the museum shop, and the museum cinema shows a film about Oluf Høst’s life and art at regular intervals.
At the Nørresand harbour you find the tiny smokehouse which was one of Høst’s main motifs in the 30s.