The Lighthouse Museum at Nakkehoved - Copenhagen museums and attractions - history

The Lighthouse Museum at Nakkehoved - North Zealand Museums

The Lighthouse Museum at Nakkehoved describes Danish lighthouse authority’s development from king Frederik 2.s time in the 1500s to the current automation.

The story of a lighthouse
The exhibition also highlights the cultural landscape with the splendid views which at that time was so famous that both KingFrederik  7 and King Christian 9 visited Nakkehoved.

Skibshallerne - the smell of tar and salty sea
If you are interested in fishing and old wooden boats, visit Skibshallerne in the small town of Gilleleje, where beach sand is on the floor and boats fitted into the exhibition space. Here you see the story of the lives of North Zealand’s fishermen for more than 500 years, which has given the space a special atmosphere of tar and salt water that makes the visit a unique experience.

The fishing cutter William
The fishing cutter William is rigged up, but it looks just like it did when it was newly built in 1888. Today the boat is maintained by a guild, who sail the cutter. William can usually be seen at the end of Søborg canal in Gilleleje harbor, but it has been observed as far away as Haderslev and Frederikshavn.

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The Lighthouse Museum at Nakkehoved
Fyrvejen 25A
3250 Gilleleje
Telephone: + 45 72 17 02 40
E-mail: The Lighthouse Museum at Nakkehoved

Opening hours
All days 11-16
02.03 – 14.04 sat-sun
18.04 – 16.06 thu-sun
18.06 – 15.09 tue-sun
20.09 – 27.10 thu-sun
02.11 – 02.12 sat-sun

Autumn break (week 42):
All days 11-16

NB: No admittance after 15.30. 

40 DKK
Children under 18 years free
For groups (more than 10) 30 DKK