Spøttrup Medieval Museum

Unique - impressive - rugged - beautiful - majestic! These are just a few of the words applied to describe Spøttrup Medieval Castle since it was restored and established as a museum in 1941. Today Spøttrup Medieval Castle appears as Denmark's best preserved medieval castle. In a miraculous way it has survived a stormy life for centuries with different owners treating the castle with shifting attitudes towards preserving this unique place.

The castle gives an impression of the defensive building style of Middle Ages. To create a strong castle was of primary importance, whether the dwelling was comfortable to live in was of secondary importance.
Spøttrup Medieval Castle shows how people lived at the rugged, but also beautiful medieval castle. Holes for the canons to defend the castle have been preserved, and the nine famous medieval toilet shafts on the walls of the castle stand as witness to the everyday life 500 years ago.

In the closest surroundings of Spøttrup you will for instance see the lake Spøttrup Sø with its rich animal and bird life. A path system leads round the lake, and there are a bird tower and an exhibition which describes the lake and its animal life. At the castle you will find a beautiful park which is always worth a visit due to its rose garden and medical and herbal plants.

Every year Spøttrup Medieval Castle offers a wide range of activities from music and exhibitions to theatre and market days.

Apart from opening hours the castle can be opened for groups according to agreement.

Childrens price: (0-17 years) DKK 0,00. Adults DKK 80,00.

Besides, the Café Borgen, which offers coffee and pastry, lunch and dinner menus in a cosy and historical environment, is situated at the museum.

 

 

Opening hours

09/04/2017 - 17/04/2017 Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
18/04/2017 - 30/04/2017 Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
01/05/2017 - 30/06/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
01/07/2017 - 31/07/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
01/08/2017 - 31/08/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
01/10/2017 - 01/10/2017 Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Share this page

Last updated by

Skiveegnens Erhvervs- og Turistcenter info@visitskive.dk
 

Contact

Address

Borgen 6a
7860 Spøttrup

Phone

+45 97561606

Facilities

  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
    • Easy access
  • Facilities

    • Possibility for active participation
    • Coach park
    • Restaurant/Cafe
    • Museum shop/News stand
    • Activities for children
    • Offers live demonstrations
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Cultural history
    • Middle Ages
  • Type

    • Historical museum

Transport

Coordinates

Longitude : 8.78234
Latitude : 56.639711