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Skagen Town and Regional Museum

Step inside historic dwellings, sail out on a traditional fishing vessel, enter a windmill and pay your respects to those lost at sea at this local history museum.

A visit to the Skagen By- og Egnsmuseum (Skagen town and regional museum) is great for families and those who love history. Step back in time and see how the people of Skagen lived a century ago. Enter the dwelling of fishermen and the workshop of a ship’s smith, see the fascinating maritime history of the Skagen region come to life and board a historic boat to explore the sea.

Since 1927, the Skagen Town and Regional Museum showcases the traditional ways of life in northern Denmark. The museum is now part of the Nordjyllands Kystmuseum, after merging with the Bangsbo Museum and Sæby Museum.

The attraction has open-air and indoor exhibitions to give visitors a chance to really experience history. Restored heritage homes, boats and workshops are dotted on the grounds. Come here to discover more than 200 years of local history, including the formation of Skagen. 

First check out the indoor exhibits, a chronological journey through time. The chronological displays cover pre-1875 Skagen, the period between 1875 and 1907 and finally the past century until the present day. Admire the amber gem collection, study old photographs and see old paintings of the region.

Venture outside to see historic buildings. Step inside the dwellings, from elaborate country homes to the huts of poor fishermen. The old Dutch windmill is the only one remaining of the mills that used to operate in Skagen. See the boats used by lifesavers during the early 1900s at the old life saving station. The memorial hall here features a wall dedicated to drowned fishermen.

Outside the museum is the Den gamle Smedje is (the old smithy). The staff can point you to this heritage workshop.

In summer, head to the harbor to enjoy a cruise on the museum’s fishing cutter “Hansa”. 

The Skagen Town and Regional Museum is located in central Skagen. You can walk there or take a car and park on site. The attraction is closed on weekends, except during summer. The museum closes early, so come in the morning or early afternoon. Children enter for free. Cruises cost extra.

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Lodging Near Skagen Town and Regional Museum

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Color Hotel Skagen $123
Color Hotel Skagen

Color Hotel Skagen

Gammel Landevej 39, Skagen
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 423 reviews
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    Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Dino Golf and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Skagens Museum. Skagen Town and Regional Museum and Drachmanns Hus are also within 1 mi (2 km). Frederikshavnsvej Station is 6 minutes by foot and Skagen Station is 28 minutes.

    Foldens Hotel $86
    Foldens Hotel

    Foldens Hotel

    Sct. Laurentii Vej 41, Skagen
       
      3.8
      of 5, from 286 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kulturhus Kappelborg and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 23 minutes.

      Brøndums Hotel $92
      Brøndums Hotel

      Brøndums Hotel

      Anchersvej 3, Skagen
         
        3.6
        of 5, from 17 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away. Skagen Station is only a 5-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 28 minutes.

        Hotel Strandvejen Skagen $73
        Hotel Strandvejen Skagen

        Hotel Strandvejen Skagen

        Oestre Strandvej 33A, Skagen
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 313 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Skagen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Skagen Station is only a 5-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 26 minutes.

          Hotel Petit Skagen $86
          Hotel Petit Skagen

          Hotel Petit Skagen

          Holstvej 4, Skagen
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 455 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kulturhus Kappelborg, Skagens Museum, and Michael & Anna Anchers Hus. Drachmanns Hus and Vippefyret are also within 1 mi (2 km). Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 23 minutes.

            Hotel Plesner $110
            Hotel Plesner

            Hotel Plesner

            Holstvej 8, Skagen
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 147 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Skagen, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kulturhus Kappelborg and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 24 minutes.

              Skagen Havn Lejligheder
              Skagen Havn Lejligheder

              Skagen Havn Lejligheder

              Østre Strandvej 2, Skagen
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 70 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Skagen, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kulturhus Kappelborg and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Skagen Station is 6 minutes by foot and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 23 minutes.

                Skagen Hotel $108
                Skagen Hotel

                Skagen Hotel

                Sct. Laurentii Vej 35, Skagen
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 11 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kulturhus Kappelborg and Skagens Museum. Grenen is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away. Skagen Station is only a 2-minute walk and Frederikshavnsvej Station is 23 minutes.