THE MUSEUMS IN HELSINGØR
Come close to Helsingør's history
HELSINGØR BYMUSEUM (CITY MUSEUM)
Sct. Anna Gade 36, 3000 Helsingør
Helsingør Bymuseum gives the city's citizens and tourists a unique insight into the city's long and diverse history.
Helsingør City Museum is located in the old town hall Karmeliterhuset in Sct. Anna Gade 36 in Helsingør. Helsingør City Museum has been open since 1973 with exhibitions on the history of Helsingør among other things a model that shows how the city looked in the 1800s.
In addition, the museum shows exhibitions about Elsinore's Golden Age, portraits of well-known Helsingorians and Elsinore during the occupation. The museum is located close to Helsingør Station.
Strandgade 91, 3000 Helsingør
Skibsklarerergaarden describes Helsingør's first major prosperity period, the sound toll period. Strandgade 91 is Helsingør's best-preserved grocery and ship clearing house from the sound toll period. The house dates from the 16th century, but has been given its present form in 1780 and the following decades, and has since stood virtually unchanged right up to our days.
The ground floor contains the store room and skipping room, as well as the distinguished ship clearing house on the main floor is thoroughly restored by the National Museum in 1993 for private funds, and a visit to the house is like coming 150 years back in time. Here you will find everything to tempt a sailor: herbal frame, the famous Helsingør hat, sailcloth, ropes, charts etc., spices, wine, beer, Dutch genever and local brandy.
On the first floor, the ship's owner's private apartment has been restored and shows how a wealthy citizen's home in Helsingør looked out between 1790 and 1850. At the top is a room from the skipper's cabin. Here, the sailors could stay overnight in case of longer stays due to business or changing weather.
There is free access to the grocery store.
VÆRFTSMUSEET (THE SHIPYARD MUSEUM)
Kulturværftet, Allégade 2, 3000 Helsingør
Værftsmuseet deals with the time when the city's shipyard built ships and the working class grew. Værftsmuseet is the stories of wear, noise, dullness, pride and unity in a bygone era, when the shipyard whistle controlled the city's life. Both economic, employment, social, cultural and political, the yard was the natural focal point.
The majority in Helsingør have family members, close as distant, who have worked at the yard, the city's supreme largest workplace. When the shipyard whistle announced lunch and fun, it was like experiencing the start to race. Hundreds of cyclists struggled to get home first, while the other way went more leisurely.
The shipyard was the main engine of the new Helsingør and secured thousands of families their livelihoods and treasures to the city. The shipyard museum tells about the workplace and the shipyard city for 100 years and ensures the memory and the memory of the time when Helsingør was an industrial city and self-sufficient with jobs.
Groups can visit the museum outside opening hours by appointment. A guided tour with a former shipyard worker costs DKK 600 for groups up to 10 people and DKK 800 for groups larger than 10 people. The entrance is not included in the price.
In the Shipyard Museum there is a small shop with books, postcards and films about the shipyard.
Agnetevej 9, 3060 Espergærde
Visit a North Zealand farmhouse. At the Flynderupgård Museum there is the opportunity to see permanent exhibitions such as an old merchant's house and a North Zealand farmhouse. In addition, there is a very beautiful garden that is worth a visit. The museum is located on Agnetevej in Espergærde not far from Snekkersten Hallen
DANMARKS TEKNISKE MUSEUM
Fabriksvej 25, 3000 Helsingør
For a hundred years, Denmark has had a museum with the purpose to tell the story of technological development. The museum is today in Helsingør.
Since 1911, when Håndværkerforeningen and Danmarks Industriforening set up the Technical Museum of Denmark, curious Danes have been able to keep up with the historical technological development that mankind has invented and developed for centuries. The museum has previously been housed on Strandvejen, but today it has moved to premises at Fabriksvej 25 in Helsingør, which previously housed the Elsinore host's Foundry.
The museum exhibits among other things old aircraft, vintage cars, bicycles, computers, telephones and much more technology in the 8000 square meter museum.
M/S MUSEET FOR SØFART
Gurrevej 412, 3490 Kvistgård
M/S Museet for Søfart – Maritime Museum of Denmark
Your life is dependent on shipping. The world is dependent on shipping. It has always been like that. Through shipping, and the trade and cultural impacts of shipping, Denmark has always been tied up with the rest of the world. It is the story and the present that will be unfolded at the Maritime Museum of Denmark.
Architecture and exhibitions aim at new horizons in the effort to make the museum present, involved and accessible to everyone. The museum building is a piece of iconic architecture, where the audience moves in one continuous space course, which spreads on slightly sloping floors at changing heights around and across the old dock.
The modern architecture and the deep open outdoor space of the dock, with free access for all, invites to stay, café visits and the diverse cultural events' closet in a collaboration with the neighbors, under the name "Kulturhavn Kronborg".
The Museum's Knowledge Center contains archives, pictures and a large maritime trade library. The knowledge center can be visited at the museum. The museum also houses special exhibition rooms, conference rooms, café, shop and administration.
Allégade 2, 3000 Helsingør
A center for culture and experiences – Kulturværftet at the harbor in Helsingør is the city's new and large cultural center that unites the city's present and past.
It is located right in the heart of Helsingør. On the harbor with the beautiful view to Sweden and with Helsingør's large landmark, Kronborg, as an almost majestic backdrop and a sign of the history surrounding the city. And this is precisely the historical aspect and the significance of history for Helsingør, who plays into the relatively new cultural center, Kulturværftet. With its wealth of opportunities ranging from the house's library and concert hall to various exhibitions and social and creative experiences, Helsingør's new cultural center is right in the middle of the past. The house is built in the old buildings, which from 1882 and about 100 years ago housed Helsingør's famous yard. The shipyard was in the process of providing lots of jobs to the city, and it is also the intention that the Cultural Yard will now build a bridge between the city's business, educational institutions and cultural experiences. This is also an anchored part of the Cultural Heritage's vision.
Kulturværftet must be a cultural center for knowledge and creativity, unfolding, experience, education and identity filled with life during all 24-hour waking hours - 7 days a week. It must be the place where people meet: children, young people, adults, the locals and the tourists - in other words: the meeting place for the local and the global, it is stated in the Cultural Heritage's vision.
Kronborg 2 C, 3000 Helsingør
The castle that reached the World Heritage List
Kronborg Castle is Helsingør's major landmark, and in the beginning of the new millennium, the old castle was equated with e.g. the pyramids, when it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Egypt has the pyramids. Helsingør has Kronborg. This comparison has been possible since November 2000, when Kronborg got a close community with, among other things, the pyramids, as they are both part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thus, Helsingør has a tourist attraction and a historic monument of absolutely world class.
Kronborg Castle was originally built in the 1420s by Erik Af Pommeren. The fortress originally consisted of a number of houses behind a ring wall. The name Kronborg does not emerge until the end of the 1500s when King Frederik 2. builds four new wings. Kronborg is especially known for its cashmere mats, where "Holger Danske" is resting and looking forward to coming to Denmark for help if necessary. At the same time Kronborg is absolutely central to Shakespeare's Hamlet. From the station there are signs to Kronborg and about a quarter walk.
Strandpromenaden 5, 3000 Helsingør
Experience the Øresund wildlife
The Øresund Aquarium in Helsingør gives guests the opportunity to experience an exciting and many unknown wildlife in the sea.
In the Øresund aquarium you can experience sea anemones, sea urchins, crabs, red sharks and various species of fish. At the museum, educated coastal cattle are ready to tell broadly and thoroughly about the rich animal life of the Øresund, while as a guest you have the opportunity to see and touch the animals in the many stirring basins. In addition, the Øresund Aquarium can offer exhibitions about the Øresund seabed environment from the very low water of 15 centimeters and down to the slightly deeper water of 35 meters.
The Øresund Aquarium opened for the very first time in 1973. Then the museum has welcomed thousands of local Helsingorans and tourists. In 2005 and 2006, the Øresund Aquarium, which is part of the University of Copenhagen, underwent a major renovation and expansion. This has meant that a completely new filtration plant has been created, which creates Denmark's cleanest water. Kronborg Cup highly recommend a visit to the Øresund Aquarium, which is open every day from 10.00 to 17.00. Group discount is given on the entrance to groups of over 8 people.