Art and antiquities
At Østergade 57 there is an unusual museum established by the silverware manufacturer Frederik Ernst. His father, Johan Emst, founded a silverware manufactory in 1890 that in the early 2Oth century grew to one of the largest in Denmark, producing several tonnes of silver cutlery a year.
Both industrialists collected old silver, although Frederik displayed an exceptional interest in antiques. He filled his flat with finds from at home and abroad, opened his home to the general public. The factory had been closed down a few years earlier at this point, and a part of it was used as well for the exhibition.
Still, Frederik continued the gold- and silver shop until he died.
Porcelain had a special place in his heart and he collected quite a lot of East Indian porcelain, although a number of European manufactories are also represented. The exhibitions include items from Meissen, which are among the finest of the collection.
The museum can only be visited in connection with a guided tour.
From 29th of August through 30th of October there will be tours in the weekend - Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 am.
Or otherwise by appointment, tel.+45 64 71 31 90 (dial 1) or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition "People and the harbour". With an old film and written texts in Danish and English. The exhibition is in the now protected custom house.
From 29th of August through 16th of October: Wednesday 12.00-18.00, and Thursdag to Sunday 12.00-16.00.
From 17th of October through 23th of October: daily at 10.00-16.00, Wednesday 10.00-18.00.
From 24th of October through 18th of December: Wednesday 12.00-18.00, Saturday and Sunday 12.00-16.00