Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum

Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum, © Smidstrup & Omegns Museum

Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum and Archive is a local initiative that offers insight into country life and local heritage with exhibitions on agriculture, crafts, community life and home décor. The permanent exhibitions let you experience country life from 1840-1950 and include agricultural tools, craft tools and cooking utensils from a bygone age.

Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum features displays of furnished rooms and handiwork traditions such as yarn spinning, lacemaking and embroidery.

In 2014, the local heritage museum will highlight the bicentenary of the introduction of compulsory education in Denmark with an exhibition of old school textbooks. Marking 150 years since the end of the Second Schleswig War in 1864, an exhibition at the museum sheds light on the young men from the parish who took part in the war. An exhibition will also be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Scouts Association in Smidstrup.

2013 was a landmark year.
In the autumn of 2012, Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum became the caretaker of a local heritage collection that had previously been featured in the basement at the Smidstrup School with former school headmaster S. Ellkier-Pedersen as curator. It had long been a wish that the Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum acquired the collection, which currently holds approx. 2,000 items, many of which are unique, such as a panel painting from 1844 depicting a wedding parade through Håstrup, a rare pump making workshop from approx. 1860, a shoemaker’s workshop and 200-year-old household items and furnishings.

Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum highlights the new collections in context with the museum’s permanent collections. Almost every corner of the museum will feature the new displays.

Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum and Archive is a local initiative and does not receive public funding. Admission is free. However, donations are welcome.

Groups, large and small, can visit the museum by appointment. Call +45 7586 0142, mobile: +45 2386 5142 or email:

The museum café features a coffee vending machine and seats approx. 40 visitors.

Welcome to Smidstrup Local Heritage Museum where there is always coffee in the pot.

Opening hours
01/05/2014 - 01/10/2014 Thursday, Sunday14:00 - 17:00

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Præstegårdsvej 74
7000 Fredericia


+45 75860142


  • Activities

    • farm work
  • City / Area

    • Børkop
  • General facilities

    • coach/truck parking
    • other times open by arrangement
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • archive
    • clothing
    • collection
    • craft
    • cultural history
    • daily life
    • forestry
    • History
    • local history
    • museum
    • school
    • work culture
  • Price level

    • free
  • Special

    • packed lunch allowed

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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 9.569196
    Latitude : 55.612933