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HAM Kids

Let children lead the way. Crouch down to view works from a child’s perspective. Which work is your little buddy most interested in, and why? Let your young guide tell you what is happening in the work.

Admission to HAM and participation in the workshops held at the museum are always free for everyone under the age of 18. The museum can also be easily accessed with a pram, and you can take the lift conveniently from one floor to another.

Our staff are happy to help you with any questions concerning children visiting the museum. Below you can find our best tips for making the most of your visit.

Tips for visiting the museum

Watch, listen, walk

You should avoid running in the museum. Running increases the risk of slipping or bumping into a work of art or another person.

Look at the works of art

You cannot touch the works on display, as even a gentle brush with your fingers leaves behind grease that will collect dust and dirt. Dust and dirt, in turn, will damage the surface of the work. With this in mind, please help us keep the displayed works intact.

Borrow a HAM backpack for a fun exhibition visit!

HAM’s front desk offers a backpack you can borrow that has activities for museum visitors between the ages of 3 and 9 for the duration of the museum visit. During the Softy and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen exhibitions, the backpack includes a sewing card where you can try out embroidery and building blocks that can be used to build a miniature hut or sculpture!

Eat your food in the museum lobby

Please do not bring any food, drinks or even chewing gum with you into the exhibition spaces. Stains of all kinds are very harmful to the works on display, which is why you are not allowed to eat anything in our exhibition spaces. However, the museum has several spaces for eating your own snacks and breastfeeding. Please do not hesitate to ask the staff for more information.

If you’re feeling tired, please sit on the floor or a bench

Leaning on the walls causes vibrations, and even minor vibrations may damage works of art. Leaning on display cases may cause them or the objects inside them to fall over.

Try our museum tips

In the lobby of HAM, you can find square museum tips that will help you experience the museum in many different ways. Here are some examples:

The most horrible work of art in the museum
Take the longest look at the work that you find the most boring or annoying. Pay attention to its details, technique and material. Why did the artist choose them? Read the texts describing the work.

Close your eyes and focus on the sounds around you. What do you hear? Footsteps? Humming? Echoes? Is there a sound associated with a work of art? Try this out at different spots around the museum.

Shadow a neighbour
What would it be like to see the museum through someone else’s eyes? Take note of the work of art that other visitors spend the most time looking at. Why is that particular work so interesting to them?

Wood or chewing gum
You can make works of art out of any material. Imagine if the sculpture in front of you was made of popcorn or mousetraps. How does the material affect your thoughts about the work?

Workshops and events

Immerse yourself in art by creating and experiencing it in good company! Join as you are; no prior knowledge or skill required!

Reserve a personal art workshop!

You can also reserve a personal art workshop at HAM for a birthday, for example.

Saturday Art Workshops from 12 to 3 pm

You can participate in HAM’s Saturday Art Workshops without advance registration. The workshops are suitable for people of all ages, but participants under the age of 10 should be accompanied by adults. The workshops are included in the price of admission, meaning that anyone under the age of 18 can participate in them for free.


HAM also hosts a variety of events. You might get to enjoy music at an exhibition or draw on giant sheets of drawing paper, for example. For more information on events, please see the HAM calendar.

Free admission days

HAM always has free admission to anyone under the age of 18. You can also bring an adult with you free of charge on #freeHAM days, which are held on the last Friday of almost every month.