Art exhibition: Bodil Dam and Brigitte Schreuder

Kunstudstillingen kan opleves fra lørdag 29. april

Creatures from Bayeux
Bodil Dam

Sculptor Bodil Dam is a member of the Danish Society of Sculptors, DBS and Kvindelige Kunstneres Samfund, KKS.

I work in stoneware and bronze. Most of the sculptures in this exhibition are created in stoneware clay.

The sculptures are inspired by the many creatures found in the Bayeux tapestry. Most of the sculptures have a certain creature on the wallpaper as a reference. However, I have also added 'a little here and there' in the process of converting the two-dimensional into three dimensions.

The many mythical creatures fascinates me, especially because we also find depictions of dragons, vultures, manticores etc. in medieval frescoes, and also because people really believed in existence of such creatures.

On the Bayeux wallpaper there are many of the two-legged dragons which are actually called Wyverns, they may be connected with the fact that it is also the type that is found on some of the shields of the warriors on the tapestry.

The manticore is a lion with a human face and a poisonous tail. The maticor is a dangerous creature that was said to eat people. The griffin is a combination of the king of birds, the eagle, and the king of animals, the lion.


Architecture in clay ’23 -Bayeux revisited

Brigitte Schreuder

Brigitte Schreuder's works of art are mainly towers, temples, altars and other architectural forms.
She finds her inspiration from both classical and Roman architecture, but also the places where this architecture is at home.
Brigitte Schreuder's works are never a copy of an existing building, as the works primarily reflect her interpretation of the architecture.

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The Herbal garden

Medical treatment in the abbeys in the Middle Ages was mainly medical and hygienic.

Børglum Kloster’s ’hospital’ was led by a medically qualified person who had the title ’Magister infirmorum’. In the Premonstratensian order, it was this master of medicine who was in charge of the abbey’s hospital. It was also often the Magister infirmorum who was in charge of the medical herb garden.

You can always experience the medicinal herbs with the help of QR codes, which you will find in the garden.

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Tine Lilholt at Boerglum Abbey - painting and music

Experience works by Tine Lilholt, this fall at Boerglum Abbey.


Opening hours:

16. September - 22. October 

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Café Vognporten - Børglum Abbey Café

Experience the menu, brunch and afternoon tea at Café Vognporten


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Winter Holiday: 11. February -26. February (10.00-16.00)

Easter: 1. April-10.April(10.00-16.00)

Summer:  29. april -23. October (10.00-17.00)

Christmas Market: 

17.  og 18. og  19. november (fre/lør/søn) 10-17

25-26 november (lør/søn) 10-17

28. november (lør/søn) kl 16-20

2.-3. december (lør/søn)  kl 10-16

9.-10 december (lør/søn) kl 10-16



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Permanent exhibition The Bayeux Tapestry

On the first floor, you can see an exact copy of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, made by local women.

You may see the tapestry up close, experiencing the vibrant colours that resemble the original colouring of the tapestry in Bayeux and the incredible craftsmanship put into the woven fabric, presenting us with the history of the Battle of Hastings; a battle wherein the local Vikings was very much involved.

The tapestry is more than 70 meters in long and took 9 local women 15 years to recreate. 

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Permanent exhibition The Art of Fashion – a fashion exhibition at Børglum Abbey

Women’s fashion has changed a lot throughout the last 100 years, going from one end of the spectrum to the other, and them back again.

The Art of Fashion is a entirely new fashion exhibition at Børglum Monastery, where you are able to experience the changes of fashion throughout the last 100 years.


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Permanent exhibition The lapidarium

The old Cathedral and the Premonstratensian Abbey

Børglum Abbey church was a build as cathedral in the medieval period, and kept its status as a Cathedral until the protestant reformation.

The old Cathedral was physically larger than it appears today.

This exhibition is about the history of Børglum Abbey’s buildings before the Reformation, with a specific focus on the old cathedral.


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