Danmarks Museum for Lystsejlads
New Museum about the History of Yachting
After 20 successful years at Valdemars Castle, the Danish Yachting Museum is now ready to move into a large exhibition hall on Frederiksø in Svendborg, celebrating its anniversary with a brand new and impressive exhibition.
- The large harbour-front hall in Svendborg presents us with amazing opportunities, Martin Stockholm, the museum director, explains.
- In this new hall we will be able to exhibit parts of our collection that have yet to be shown. Counting everything, the museum has over 130 vessels – everything from the tiniest dinghies and classic kayaks to historical boats, such as the starboat “Leise” that once carried the Olympic flame, and Denmark’s smallest sharp-sterned boat, “Bette Ole”, measuring only 4 metres. Furthermore, we have lots of interesting maritime items, including Paul Elvstrøm’s stop-watch from when he first won the Olympics, and the world’s first combined masthead light, which is in fact a Danish invention, Martin Stockholm says.
Entry: Adults 65 DKK