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Skibsklarerergården - The Shipping Agent's House

Step 150 years back in time in Skibsklarerergården - The Shipping Agent's House - the best-preserved shipping agent's office and suppliers shop in Elsinore dating back to the years of the Sound Dues.

The building was originally constructed in the 16th century, but the present appearance has remained unchanged since the 1780s. The Danish National Museum restored the house thoroughly in 1993, and today the house is part of Elsinore Municipalities Museums. 

Smell of tar and rigging
As a guest at the museum, you start your experience by stepping into the ships' supply store on the ground floor, where you are greeted by the smell of tar and ropes. Here you can buy everything that could tempt a sailor in times gone by: Groceries, spices, wine, ships' beer, Dutch genever and local spirits, as well as the famous Elsinore cap, canvas, sea charts and other necessities.  "Sale for ships captains" was founded by merchant Christian Simmelkier in 1809, and the shop

The Skippers' room and Contoir
Next to the supply store, you see the Skippers' room where seamen could partake of a simple meal and a dram. In the "contoir" you find the big four-person writing desk, exactly as you would find it in the middle of the 1800s. 

The Skippers' lodging
On the top floor, you find the skippers' lodging where seamen could overnight in case of extended business or changing weather.

Practical information

Admittance: The museum can only be visited on the hourly guided tours. Maximum participants per group: 20. Entrance is free if you only wish to visit the store.

Price: See below. Entrance fee to the shop: Free.
Please note that the ticket is valid for all of Elsinore Municipality Museums on the purchase date.

Groups: Groups should call in advance: +45 4928 1836.

Opening hours: See below. 


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