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The City of Hvidovre has two libraries: Hvidovre Main Library and Avedøre Library. In addition to lending books, music and games the libraries offer a wide range of activities and events for children and adults, including “baby library”, lectures, children’s theatre, reading for young children, exhibitions, instruction in IT and internet use, creative workshops and evenings with authors.

The libraries' opening hours can be found on (new window)

Hvidovre Main Library
Hvidovrevej 278
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 36 39 20 00

Avedøre Library
Hovedstien 14
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 36 34 36 00

Theatre Vestvolden offers great theatre experiences for families, children and young people. The performances, which take place both at the theatre in Hvidovre and on tour throughout Denmark, are often based on new Danish drama written especially for the theatre.

The theatre produces a new regional play every three years that involves up to 100 local participants, who are active on stage or behind the scenes. The theatre also regularly invites visitors to enjoy comedy, concerts and cabaret.

Teater Vestvolden
Høvedstensvej 49
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 36 77 23 00

The Circus Museum offers experiences for the entire family: Be a circus artist for a day, listen to presentations, experience a circus performance and take a tour of the museum. The museum has the largest collection of its kind in Scandinavia with thousands of photos and posters, beautiful costumes and props, circus programmes and news paper clippings.

The Circus Museum is situated in the former military camp, Avedørelejren.

Hovedporten 6
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 36 49 00 30

The Suburb Museum (Forstadsmuseet) focuses primarily on the history and heritage of the Copenhagen suburbs and is not a museum in the traditional sense.

The museum reaches out to citizens through its trademark “History in the Street” recounting history right where it happened. This means you will encounter the museum in the streets, at lectures and events, at travelling exhibitions and in connection with local and municipal planning.

The museum is based in the former military camp, Avedørelejren.

Historiens Hus
Alarmpladsen 3, Avedørelejren
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 36 49 00 30

Diversity and community are the keywords for the cultural centre BuQuetten. The centre brings together women of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

At BuQuetten you can relax over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake or participate in some of the many activities offered by the centre. During the day you can get help with sewing, learn dancing, get French lessons, practice aerobics and yoga, or learn to ride a bicycle.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00.

Trædrejerporten 3 A, Avedøre Stationsby
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 41 85 00 03

The local music school is a programme for children and young people aged 0-25, centred around the joy of making music together. The many classes offered by the school include singing and choir, instrument lessons, drama, rhythmical classes for babies, musical productions and show teams.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00.

Hvidovre Musikskole
Kettegård Allé 2
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 72 17 02 22

The local art school is a programme primarily for 1st to 3rd and 4th to 8th grade students. The art school offers classes in drawing, model painting, fantasy painting, line, shape and colour. Additional classes include manga drawing and comics, which are open to all ages.

The art school is based at Hvidovre Music School.

Hvidovre Billedskole
Kettegård Allé 2
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 72 17 02 22

Filmbyen (The Film City) at Avedøre Camp is home to around 20 creative companies operating primarily in the film and television industries, including Zentropa, the film company founded by world-famous Danish director Lars Von Trier. Many of the biggest Danish hit films were made in Hvidovre, including Italian for Beginners, The Reunion, Dancer in the Dark and Dogville.

The film school Station Next is also situated in Filmbyen and is for young people between the ages of 13 and 18. For more information visit (new window)

If you would like to take a look behind the scenes, you can take a guided tour of Filmbyen. Please contact Zentropa for more information.

Filmbyen 22
2650 Hvidovre Danmark
Telephone: (+45) 36 86 87 88