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Farvergården - exhibitions about life in Kerteminde in the old days, as well as a cozy café, courtyard and shop

Exhibitions at Farvergården

On the ground floor there is a mini-exhibition about Amanda. Here it is described how Amanda has become Kerteminde's landmark over the years and we are exhibiting a small selection of the products that have Amanda as the front-line character.

We have also got a mini-cinema showing films from Kerteminde recorded in the period 1938-1962. We show e.g. the film "Amanda and the student", where the Kerteminde girl Amanda shows the student from outside Kerteminde as well as a film showing the construction of Langebro. All the films give us an insight into what Kerteminde looked like in the middle of the 20th century.

Recently, a new exhibition has been opened, which is particularly aimed at children aged 5-10. It is about two children who lived in Kerteminde around 1900 and who came from different backgrounds. Marie, who came from a wealthy merchant family and Johannes, who came from a poorer fishing family. Marie and Johannes tell their stories themselves and we get an insight into their different living conditions.

For centuries, fishing has been the most important occupation in Kerteminde. The fishing exhibition tells especially about the so-called belt fishing, the fishing for herring in the Great Belt. Especially after the improvement of transport conditions around the year 1900, the belt fishing became the basis for a large part of the town's economy, and on land it provided fertile ground for a string of fish canning factories. The herring has thus been the most important fish species, but eel fishing has always been a favorite sideline. While herring fishing took place in the Great Belt, eel fishing was particularly concentrated in Kerteminde Fjord. The exhibition displays tools used for both types of fishing. Judiciary A cell door leads into a small exhibition on crime and punishment with original fixtures from Kerteminde Arrest, closed in 1970.

Copies of punishment tools from the city are also on display: the "Spanish cloak" for men and the "fedel" for women, as well as the iron collar or gallows, which have been placed at the town hall in the square. Crafts   The loft at Farvergården contains seven different workshops from the period around the turn of the century. You can thus see inside the workshop at:

  • The photographer
  • The saddle maker
  • The wooden cobbler
  • The wheel and coach maker
  • The watchmaker
  • The sail maker
  • The shoemaker

In the basement you can also experience a blacksmith's workshop from around the turn of the century. The cellar also displays tools for beer brewing, candle casting, various remedies for washing and rolling, including the first hand-operated washing machines, tools for cheese making and butter churning.

Enjoy a cup of coffee in cosy, historic surroundings

On the ground floor there is a historical café where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a cake while studying the material about the city's history. You can also choose to drink your coffee in the idyllic museum garden.

Explore the museum shop

In the museum shop there is a large selection of books, exciting old toys, ceramics and much more.

Information about access conditions and availability at the museums

The museum's premises in a 17th-century building place some restrictions on the use of the building for disabled people. A handicap-friendly entrance from the garden side has been established; this gives access to the ground floor with i.a. museum shop and café, but the 1st and 2nd floors are only accessible via stairs.

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