Fanø Art Museum
Throughout the past 100 years and up till today Fanø has attracted a constant stream of artists, who more or less settled down on the island.
The huge sandy beach and natural surroundings are the big attractions on Fanø. Here, you will find lots of space for being active and for peace and contemplation.
Fanø is characterized by a maritime history which can be seen very clearly in the old houses from the 18th and 19th centuries in Sønderho and Nordby. The city centers in both villagfes are well-preserved and exude cosiness and romance.
Both the museums Fanø Skibsfart og Dragtsamling and Fanø Museum, as well as Hannes Hus and Sønderho Old Rescue Station in Sønderho, tell about the island's exciting maritime history.
Fanø has attracted artists since the 19th century and especially Sønderho has had a whole colony of artists. Fanø Art Museum exhibits many of these, both deceased and living artists.
The traditional women's dresses from Fanø is one of the most characteristic aspects of the island. For more than 200 years, also well into the 20th century, these dresses were worn on an everyday basis. The last woman from Fanø who wore the Fanø Dress daily passed away in 1972.