Museums of Elsinore
Elsinore City Museum, Shipbroker’s Home & Office and the Shipyard Museum.
Elsinore is history. In its earliest days, in the Soundtoll era (1429- 1857), Elsinore was a cosmopolitical city attracting people from all over the world. During the Industrial era (1882-1983), Elsinore Shipyard made the city buzzling and rough. Now the city found its current form as a cultural beacon with much to offer. The Shipyard is turned into the Culture Yard and history is visible everywhere in the city centre: 75% of the city centre’s buildings are more than 200 years old. Culture and history goes hand in hand in Elsinore.
Check out the event calendar for historical events for both adults and children
You can visit our three museums:
- Elsinore City Museum (Helsingør Bymuseum) See the exhibition ‘Destination Elsinore through time’ at the beautiful location at the Culture Yard.
- The Shipbrokeres Home & Office (Skibsklarerergaarden) a living housemuseum with special openinghours.
- The Shipyard Museum (Værftsmuseet) FREE entrance
All museum are located in in the city center. Together they tell the local stories about 600 years in Elsinore. From the danish king Erik af Pommern gave Elsinore status as a Marked city back in 1426. Over 400 years being the center for the Sound Toll to the industrial period with a huge shipyard until today where Elsinore is a modern & cultural city. All three museums are within 5 mins walking distance. Easily accessible on foot.
This museum is the Shipbrokers Home & Office as it might have looked in around 1800.
Step 200 years back in time and visit the Shipbroker’s Home & Office. At this house-museum from the Sound toll era, you experience with all your senses an original provisions shop, the office where the cargo was registered and the Shipbroker’s private home on the first floor as it looked in the late eighteenth century.
The Shipbroker’s office and home always has activities for the whole family during School Holidays.
You can always book a guided tour at the museum: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +45 4928 1903
Visit Elsinore City Museum
At the Culture Yard you can see the exhibition Destination Elsinore. Here you can learn about the cultural history of travelling. The special location of Elsinore by the narrowest point at the Sound has done that the city has always been a destination for travellers.
Visit the Shipyard Museum
The Shipyard Museum tells the stories about the workers, the industrial period and the Shipyard’s local importance for the city and its inhabitants through 100 years. Elsinore Shipyard built more than 400 cargo ships, ferries and yachts from 1882- 1983.
New exhibition: Voices from The Shipyard conveys the former shipyard workers’ perspective of life at the Shipyard. Among other things, you can listen to stories about what it was like to work at the biggest workplace in town, and about the important part the shipyard played in the lives of all the town’s inhabitants.
Opening hours at the Shipyard Museum:
monday- friday 10-17