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 2024

May 1 – June 20: 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM
June 21 (Midsummer Eve): Closed
June 22 – August 15: 09:30 AM – 05:30 PM
August 16 – August 31: 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM
Weekends in Autumn
September – October: 09:30 AM – 02:00 PM

Entrance fees

Children up to and including 15 years: Free entrance accompanied by an adult
Youth 16 – 19 years: 50 SEK
Adult: 120 SEK
Student/Senior, ID required: 75 SEK
Additional fee for entrance to the Stjärneborg Observatory: 20 SEK

Guided tours

Our skilled guides are happy to show you around the museum and our castle garden. Guided tours last for 30 minutes and are included in the museum entrance fee. No pre-registration is required.
Tours are conducted daily, starting every hour.

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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