Skagens Museum is an art museum in Skagen, Denmark, which exhibits an extensive collection of works by members of the colony of Skagen Painters who lived and worked in the area in the late 19th and early 20th century. Important artists include Maria and P. S. Krøyer, Anna and Michael Ancher, Laurits Tuxen, Viggo Johansen and Holger Drachmann. The museum also hosts special exhibitions. Facilities also include a café located in the Garden House, an old building which for a while served as home residence and studio of Anna and Michael Ancher. The first exhibitions were arranged in the local technical school. After P.S. Krøyer’s death in 1909, his house in Skagen Plantation was used as a a temporary venue for the museum.
Skagens Museum was founded on 20 October 1908 in the dining room at Brøndums Hotel. Among the founders were artists Michael Ancher, P.S. Krøyer and Laurits Tuxen, who were elected to form the first board of governors together with Victor Christian Klæbel, the local pharmacist, and Degn Brøndum, proprietor of Brøndums Hotel and Anna Ancher's brother. The idea was to collect works by the Skagen Painters and to raise funds for the construction of a building for their exhibition. It was also decided that the Brøndums Hotel's dining room should, in due time, by transferred to the new museum once it had been built. It had served as an important venue for the members of the artist colony ever since its formation in the 1870s.