A Visit to Ovartaci Museum at Psychiatric Hospital Risskov

Explore the history of the hospital, and visit the Ovartaci Museum while it is still in Risskov.

2017.06.14 | Lene Bekker Lassen

Date Wed 21 Jun
Time 13:30 16:00
Location AU Psychiatric Hospital Risskov, Skovagervej 2, 8240 Risskov.

Join the introduction to the historical background of the hospital, and see the Ovartaci Museum while it is still in Risskov. The main buildings will be preserved, but in use for completely new purposes. Supposedly, as part of the new residential area.

About the tour

All are invited to participate in the 50-minute presentation in the church room, free of charge.
Thereafter you are invited to enter as a group into the historical part and also the art exhibitions, but this is on your own expenses (DKK 30).

It will be an interesting and fascinating experience. It has been a world of its own since 1852, and is one of the world's earliest hospitals and asylum. It has been extended and renovated in different ways over the years.

The hospital's new location 

Today it is decided that the University Hospital, the Psychiatric Hospital in Risskov, within a couple of years should be located next to Skejby Sygehus (Skejby Hospital). However, it will still function as a separate hospital, but without the location in the most beautiful areas, which the founder has considered essential in healing and curing ill minds.

To apply the right treatment  is continuously a major challenge. It even seems in modern times to be an increasing necessity to fight depressions and the like. Visiting the Ovartaci Museum and the surroundings will soon not be a possibility, so this is a unique opportunity. The hospital will be moved from the historical buildings.

Meet-up point

You can go there by bus 17 and 20 (or by car and bike if you like).
Meet up at 1.30 pm at AU Psychiatric Hospital Risskov, Skovagervej 2, 8240 Risskov. Please be punctual.

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