The Tycho Brahe Museum

Visit the Tycho Brahe museum

In the center of the small island of Ven in the strait between Sweden and Denmark, the eccentric nobleman and astronomer Tycho Brahe built an impressive research center with castle and underground observatory in the end of the 16th century.

Tycho is today seen as one of the most important persons in the history of science and right on the spot where he studied the starry sky more than 400 years ago, the Tycho Brahe museum is situated. It was here Tycho questioned the thousand-year-old laws that were said to govern the universe. It was here he performed calculations that would remain valid for three hundred years.

Welcome to explore the place where modern astronomy was born – on the small island of Ven!

Opening hours 2023

April 29 – June 23 9.30 a.m. – 16 p.m.
June 24 closed (Midsummer Eve)
June 25 – August 15, 9.30 a.m. – 17.30 p.m.
Aug 16th – Aug 31th, 9.30 a.m. – 16.00 p.m.

September – October 9.30 a.m. – 14 a.m. (Weekends only)


Adult 120 SEK
Including the observatory 120 SEK

Youth 13 – 19 years old 60 SEK (observatory included)
Student & senior citizens 80 SEK (observatory included)
Children under the age of 12 – free admission when accompanied by adult (does not apply to guidings for schools)

Guided tours of the museum – Daily, Drop in 

Cost: 30 SEK, plus entrancé 120 kr.

When does the Guided tours start?
April 29 – June 23, at 11.00, 13.00 and 14.30
June 25 – August 15, at 11.00, 13.00, 14.30 (ENG) and 16.00
Weekend in autumn:
August 16 – October 30, at 11.00 och 13.00

We take 30 partciants at a time. Only Drop in. You  buy your ticket at the museum entrance.

The Drop in guided tours can get cancelled due to pre-booked groups.

Read more about our guided tours.


In the museum area, you will find a nice little shop selling a broad range of crafts from local artists, Tycho Brahe souvenirs and goodies. In the museums’ newly renovated shop it is possible to buy a wide range of articles related to Tycho Brahe, Ven’s all fantastic artists and craftsmen, astronomy, gardening and interior design. We have stuff for all ages and preferences, you will find everything from literature to bouncy balls in the form of a globe.

The shop also operates as the entry to the museum and the islands’ tourist information point.


A family is sitting on a cafe

Photo: Mickael Tannus

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