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Skibsklarerergaarden, literally "The Ship Handler's House"), is a historic house museum and listed building situated on Strandgade in Helsingør, Denmark. A "ship handler" handled the paperwork at Øresund Custom House for captains in connection with Denmark's collection of Sound Dues from all ships that passed through the Øresund. The Sound Duty was collected on and off between 1429 and 1857 and was one of Denmark's most important sources of income as well as a major cause of local prosperity in Helsingør. The ground floor of the building contains a Ship-chandler with Denmark's oldest surviving shop interior. The building is also known as Rasmussens Gård.To visit Skibsklarerergaarden on your trip to Helsingoer, use our Helsingoer visit planning app.
The house dates from the 16th century but was adapted in 1781. Christian Simmelkier opened the Ship-chandler in 1809. The building was acquired by Ove Elling Galschiøt in 1823.
Restaurateur Søren Fisker acquired the building in 1993 and the ground floor was subsequently restored by experts from National Museum before opening as a museum in 1995. In 2000, the property was acquired by Bjarne Rasmussen who renovated the upper floors and made them available to the museum.
The ship's chandler feature much of its original furniture and fittings as well as artifacts from similar establishments in Helsingør. Next to the ship-chandler is the so-called Captain's Room (Danish: Skipperstuen
Instructive to see accounts of the source of much of the country’s, and Helsingør’s, prosperity over many centuries. Controlling the fees levied on ships passing through Øresund was a mainstay of...
Instructive to see accounts of the source of much of the country’s, and Helsingør’s, prosperity over many centuries. Controlling the fees levied on ships passing through Øresund was a mainstay of... more »
Wanna get the feel for how the daily life was in Helsingor in the 17th century here is a chance. Small cheap museum ($4) with lot of old books, furniture and just day to day things. The lady here...
Wanna get the feel for how the daily life was in Helsingor in the 17th century here is a chance. Small cheap museum ($4) with lot of old books, furniture and just day to day things. The lady here... more »
Wonderful people very open and willing to help, explain everything, great location. Many thanks to the gentleman who explained everything to us and I'm sorry I don't know his name. My child (Damian)came out very happy too. I recommend 100%
Credit card not accepted. The Museum was not completely open. The good thing was that you have four museum for 45 dkk. The open part of the museum was nice, but I am not sure to suggest it.
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