Museums of Esbjerg
Travellers booking a ferry to Denmark who wish to check out the nation’s culture will not be disappointed by a trip to Esbjerg. Many people visit the city every year as tourists and although compact in size it offers plenty of attractions including great shopping, exhibitions, museums, and of course, the magnificent coastal area. The harbour area is recognised as an important site for wildlife.
The museums in Esbjerg are excellent and many visitors arrive simply to visit them. The main ones are as follows:
Esbjerg Art Museum
This museum has recently been renovated and has one of the finest collections of modern art in Denmark.
Fisheries And Maritime Museum
Whatever the weather, a visit to this museum is a must. In good weather, visitors can experience the maritime atmosphere in the open air. If it is raining, you can tour the displays about fisheries, seafaring and the Wadden Sea. Children will love to see the seals fed at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. every day, whilst the guide gives you background information about them.
This museum is a museum of cultural history and has three permanent exhibitions.
1. Antiquity. This covers the Iron Age and Viking times by means of reconstruction exhibits illustrating those eras.
2. There is an excellent exhibition of amber, giving the background of its origin and its many uses, including as an ingredient in perfumes and the manufacturer of beautiful jewellery.
3. The Cultural History department displays explain the history of Esbjerg, with reconstructions of shops, a square, a harbour and two apartments, together with other exhibitions.
Other museums worth a visit are the City Archives, the Water Tower and the Printing Museum.