The Museums in Tønder

The Museums in Tønder

The Art Museum in Tønder, Tønder Museum of Cultural History and The Water Tower are situated by the old ramparts of Tønder Castle. Here you may experience many museums at the same time.

The Art Museum in Tønder show Nordic art from the 20th and 21st centuries through changing  exhibitions. The museum also contains an exhibition of chairs by the Tønder born furniture designer Hans J. Wegner, which can be viewed in the Water Tower.

Tønder Museum of Cultural History exhibit beautiful examples of arts and crafts from South Western Jutland made in the heyday of the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Water Tower is an additional part of the museum, and has wonderful views of the Tønder-area.

Tønder Museum of Cultural History

The exhibitions at Tønder Museum show examples of quality craftsmanship from South Western Jutland. On display are silversmith work, Tønder lace, furniture, faience, and Dutch tiles, all either produced in or imported to the area, when trade and shipping flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the oldest part of the museum – the old gatehouse of Tønder Castle from the 1500’s – is the former town jail house. The cells are preserved as they looked around 1916.

From the Water Tower are views of the museum complex, the old ramparts of Tønder Castle and the whole area around Tønder.

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Kongevej 51
6270 Tønder


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  • Classification

    • Accessibility - Easy access
  • Facilities

    • Restaurant/Cafe
    • Museum shop/News stand
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Textiles
    • School system
    • Ships
    • Toys
    • Middle Ages
    • Cultural history
    • Arts and crafts
    • Fashion
    • Music

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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 8.8674878009
    Latitude : 54.932137754

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