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Kystmuseet Skagen (local history museum)

The local history museum, Kystmuseet - Skagen, is a combined open-air museum and exhibition centre containing special collections featuring fishing, maritime rescue service and shipping.

The exhibition takes visitors back through several chapters of Skagen’s long and exciting history.

See a poor fisherman’s home, get close to the medals of the brave rescuers and the impressive lifeboat.

In the museums DIY house, you can create you own fishing net and cutter boat. Watch or try the old crafts, color “Sørine af Skagen” a dress-up doll, and much more.

Rufolfs smedje – the old ship smithy on Vesterbyvej was constructed in 1840. The museum acquired the smithy in 1987. After a comprehensive restoration it is now fully functioning as a working smithy, with the original inventory.

The museums cutter boat “Hansa” is a spinning rod cutter. It was built in 1924 by Brdr. Nippers skibsbyggeri in Skagen. When the cutter in 1990 was threatened by scrapping, the museum took the initiative to a rescue mission. “Hansa” was taken over by the museum and can know be seen in Skagen harbor.

Presentation in English

At Kystmuseet Skagen, signs and displays are presented in English in most exhibitions. Brochures and written information are also available as well as an audio guide to assist the guests around the museum. Tours with English speaking guides can be arranged on request.

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