The Danish Potato Museum

Potatoes from so-called German lumps to an indispensable part of the meal, working in the fields, potato cultivation and much more - find out more at Denmark's only potato museum.

Potatoes originated in South America and came to Europe in 1537, when the Spanish soldiers brought it along with their stolen Inca gold. Potatoes did not come to Denmark until the 18th century. In the beginning, they were not popular and were called German lumps. The owners of the Hofmansgave estate were interested in agriculture and botany, and they did a great job of telling about the good qualities of potatoes. As a result, Denmark's only potato museum is placed in Hofmansgave's park.

The Danish Potato Museum is an exhibition about the history of the potato with machines, figures, tools, machines and more.

Opening hours

Open from Easter through week 42.

Open from sunrise to sunset.

Free entrance

Guided tour

Want a guided tour? You can buy a guided tour if you plan it with the Hofmansgave Estate office at or +45 6482 1006.

Guided tours can take place within normal working hours.