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The Mayor's Yard

The beautiful half-timbered building was a merchant house from the Renaissance, but today houses the local museum.

The exhibition contains furniture from the 15th and 16th centuries, a room furnished in peasant style, tools from different artisans, toys, a watchmaker's and a house painter's workshops, a veterinary chemist's, school room, collection of weapons etc.

The merchant house has tree wings, and the wing facing Slotsgade was built by mayor Mads Lerche in 1601. His son Jacob Lerche extended the construction by adding the remaning two wings before he died in 1658.

Guided tour at the Mayor's Yard
The Mayor’s Yard, known in Danish as Borgmestergården, is a respectable half-timbered building with three wings and plenty of room. The building is a prime example of a merchant house from the Renaissance. The house was built in 1601 by mayor and merchant Mads Lerche. In 2016, it was completely renovated and is more beautiful than ever before. The guide will give an introduction to Borgmestergården, its history and the Lerche family. The introduction takes approx. 20 minutes, after which the guest can walk around on their own and experience the museum and the shop.

Add on
It is possible to add the following: Historical costumes, a living exhibition: Experience Nyborg Slots Dragtlaug’s replicas of original historical costumes from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All suits are sewn by hand according to the craftsmanship of the Middle Ages. The organization is working on upcoming costumes for the annual medieval festival in Nyborg - Danehof 2024. In addition, it will be possible to see exhibited suits from some of the former festivals. It is possible to ask questions to the seamstress along the way.

Fun fact
During the visit, the guests will be presented with food tastings in Det gule køkken (‘the yellow kitchen’), where food is prepared on an old
cast iron stove.

Special operating notes
Please note the maximum amount of visitors per visit are 25 guests. Bookings are accepted no later than 14 days before arrival.


  • Duration: 2 hours depending on add-ons.
  • Guided tour: Yes
  • Headsets: None
  • Inside visits: Yes
  • Photo stops: along the tour
  • Meal/refreshments: None included, but can be added
  • Tasting arrangement: Yes

Time table for cruises

  • 00.00 – 00.00: Departure from cruise pier by bus
  • 00.00 – 02.00: Visit at the museum
  • 02.00: Arrival at cruise pier by bus

Add on: Historical costumes, a living exhibition: included in the main activity

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