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Hirtshals Museum (regional museum)

The History

Hirtshals Museum is situated in an old fisherman’s house built in 1880. The Museum is a part of Vensyssel Historiske Museum and has a permanent exhibition on Hirtshals' history as well as Hirtshals Habor's history. Hirtshals Museum covers also an exhibition about the local beverage “Bjesk”, and tells the story of medical herbs suitable for spicing up snaps.

The exhibition "Hirtshals by the sea"

show the history and development of Hirtshals. Seven topics illustrate the history, the habor construction, the importance of the ferries, the strandings and rescues, the fishing and activities at the habor. The building itself illustrate a fishermans's life year 1915.

Bitter and Signe Hansen

People in North Jutland are known for their bitters, and Signe Hansen is well known for in Hirtshals for the same reason. She was an old nurse, who as widespread the bitter's excellent attributes. Bring a bottle of Brøndum Snaps to the museum and have it turned into a lovely bitter from local herbs.

The museums garden

In July the museums garden will hum of activities. Fishermen will show how to bind seine and trawls and there will be tastings of fish dishes.

Opening hours / Date

01/08/2019 - 20/10/2019 Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 16:00
01/08/2019 - 31/08/2019 Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
23/10/2019 - 31/12/2019 Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 - 16:00

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Hirtshals Museum, Sophus Thomsensgade 6
9850 Hirtshals


+45 96 24 10 00


  • Facilities

    • Activities for children
    • Museum shop/News stand
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Crafts
    • Fishing
    • Botany
    • Working-class culture



Longitude : 9.9598519999
Latitude : 57.589612