Welcome to Teckningsmuseet in Laholm

Teckningsmuseet is the only museum of drawings in the Nordic countries. We do exhibitions of both Nordic and international artists, as well as exhibitions from our own collection. The museum’s ambition is to highlight the art of drawing, and act as a forum for new trends and historical flashbacks alike. Furthermore, we arrange various workshops, […]

Welcome to Teckningsmuseet in Laholm

Teckningsmuseet is the only museum of drawings in the Nordic countries. We do exhibitions of both Nordic and international artists, as well as exhibitions from our own collection. The museum’s ambition is to highlight the art of drawing, and act as a forum for new trends and historical flashbacks alike. Furthermore, we arrange various workshops, lectures and concerts, as well as educational activities for schools.

A visit to The Museum of Drawings is quite an architectural experience. The museum is situated in Laholm’s old fire station, which has gotten a modern and exciting extension, facing the river Lagan.

At the museeum’s lower level, you’ll find Laholm’s Pottery Museum and a drawing studio open to the public. Back in the day, the riverbanks and fine potter’s clay turned Laholm into one of the country’s most prominent potter’s towns. At the museum you’ll find a permanent exhibition of Laholmskeramik (pottery from Laholm) from the 20th century, alongside other temporary exhibitions.

Feel free to enjoy a cup of coffee at our café while visiting us! Furthermore, why not complete the visit with some browsing in our shop by the reception desk? We offer a wide selection of art supplies and books.

Photo above: Linus Lundberg / The Museum of Drawings 2013


The municipality of Laholm has run the museum since January 1st 2013. Until then it was run by Halland Art Museum on behalf of Laholm Municipality, and before then it was run by the foundation “Teckningsmuseet i Laholm” (Laholm’s Drawing Museum) until 2009.

The foundation owns the museum’s art collection, generously sharing it with the museum’s purposes. Laholms municipality and Böllerupsakademin (The Böllerup Academy – an association of culturally active people in southern Halland) established the foundation in the early 1990s.

The Foundation Board is composed of three representatives from Laholm’s Municipality, three from the Böllerup Academy and one member from Halland Art Museum. The chairmanship is appointed by Laholm’s Municipality.

The board today:

Emma Rosendal (Chairman), Böllerup Academy,
Agneta Göthesson (vice Chairman), Böllerup Academy,
Hugo Palmsköld, Böllerup Academy,
Kane Bengtsson, Laholm’s Municipality,
Gunbritt Emilsson, Laholm’s Municipality,
Bernt Karlsson, Laholm’s Municipality, and
Magnus Jensner, Halland Art Museum.



The history of the Museum of Drawings in Laholm begins in 1979, when Björn Rosendal – an artist, writer and physician from Laholm – got the idea to start an academy for all art forms. Two years later, on 23 June 1981, he founded Böllerupakademien (The Böllerup Academy) with artist Hardy Strid and musician Ingvar Neuman. Böllerup was the name of the area where Rosendal lived. The name is a relic from when Laholm (and all of Halland) belonged to Denmark, and is known today as the Bölarp nature reserve.

In the spring of 1983, the idea of a museum for drawings was born. In the name of the Böllerup Academy, Rosendal, Strid and Neuman began collecting artwork for a future museum. They wished to highlight drawings the historic backbone of visual art and sculptures.

The foundation “Laholm’s Drawing Museum” was established in 1992 with a board consisting of three representatives from the Böllerup Academy, three from Laholm’s Municipality and one from the Museum of Halmstad. The composition of the board gave the municipality transparency in the work, but apart from that the foundation was completely independent.

The Museum of Drawings opened 18 June 1992. Back then we were situated within the old Town hall premises assigned by the municipality. Teckningsmuseets vänner, a friendship organization, was formed in October the very same year. They’ve had a significant impact on the museum’s business. In the year 2000 we changed our name to Teckningsmuseet in Laholm (The Museum of Drawings in Laholm).

Our collection of artworks grew over the years and the museum grew increasingly overcrowded. In 2004 the work began to rebuild Laholm’s old fire station into a museum of drawings, which opened 3 March 2007 in our current premises at Hästtorget.

From fire station to museum


In 2003, the architect Jörgen Michelsen’s proposal to rebuild the old fire station into a new museum won support. The proposal represented a careful restoration of the old cultural building from the 1910s, as well as a new modern and bright extension facing the river Lagan.

The reconstructed part of the fire station, with an entrance facing Hästtorget (a public square), houses a reception, shop and exhibition areas. The extension with its two floors houses exhibition halls, a drawing studio and a café.

The construction project was done according to the so-called “Halland model”. The model has been internationally noted for training unemployed construction workers while preserving and restoring cultural and historical buildings. Forty-six women were also trained in carpentry and brick laying throughout the reconstruction of the museum, as the Halland model was combined with a project aimed at increasing the share of women within the construction industry.

Architect Jörgen Michelsen

Architect Jörgen Michelsen works in a nordic, humanistic and functional tradition with “cultivated simplicity” as the main goal. He was born in Norway and studied architecture at Kunstakademiets School of Architecture in Copenhagen. After five years of work in Denmark he moved on to Sweden, where he eventually established his architectural office in Helsingborg. Jörgen has designed schools, town halls, fire stations, libraries, homes, neighborhoods, and more all the way from Kiruna in the north to Klagshamn in the south.



The museum does not accept exhibition applications. However, we welcome tips on teckningsmuseet@laholm.se.

Laholm’s Pottery Museum

Laholmsk keramikmuseum

Laholm’s Pottery Museum was privately run until 2003, when Laholm’s Municipality took over operations. The collection was temporarily stored away in anticipation of suitable showrooms. Laholm’s Pottery Museum re-opened 8 March 2008 at the lower floor of The Museum of Drawings. The museum displays a permanent exhibition focusing on pottery made in Laholm during the 20th century, as well as a small temporary exhibition on select themes.

Personal data policy

We protect your integrity and process personal data in accordance with current legislation, among others the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Data Protection at The Museum of Drawings is provided by the Committee for Culture and Public Health (kultur- och folhälsonämnden) at Laholm’s Municipality (kultur.och.folkhalsonamnden@laholm.se). The Museum of Drawings saves personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the intended purpose (for example lists of participants for our courses/workshops) or for as long as it is required by law, for example Archive Act or accounting regulations. The legal ground for processing can be consent from you (for example from courses or newsletters), agreements, or public interest. You have the right to access and correct your personal data that Laholm’s Municipality processes. As the operations by the municipality also fall under the Freedom of the Press Regulation, Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act and the Archive Act, please note that your rights to correct/delete personal data may (in some cases) be prohibited. Laholm’s Municipality must also follow regulations for disclosing public documents. If you want more information or have questions regarding an individual case, contact the museum at 0430-154 41 or at info@teckningsmuseet.se. If you believe that Laholm’s municipality violates the rules for personal data processing, you can contact the Data Protection Officer (dataskyddsombudet@laholm.se) or the Data Inspectorate (Datainspektionen), which is the supervisory authority.

Read more at www.laholm.se/gdpr (which you can read in English by clicking ”Meny” followed by ”Translate”).