Take a sentimental journey

Enjoy a small piece of Faaborg during its flourishing period of 18th and 19th century. A visit to the old Merchant’s House will take both young and old on a journey to the town’s golden ages. Inside this charming half-timbered house, you may stroll through beautiful rooms and find treasures that were brought home from voyages on the great oceans. Or were imported from the local island Lyo, like the collection of fine embroideries.

Teahouse with a view

The museum’s garden includes a teahouse that invites you to take a break and enjoy the view over the archipelago. Inside, you will also find games, books and toys to play with.

Sailor’s Certificate for kids

Got what it takes to become a skilled sailor on a dangerous voyage to China? All goods must be loaded and the right course charted. Knots should be properly tied, and don’t forget to throw the mooring lines! Kids can now walk in the footsteps of Poul ‘the Seafarer on China’. It is the story of a poor young man who became a skilled sailor and merchant – and later a wealthy member of the establishment. Follow the map and do your best in solving the different tasks. In the museum’s courtyard, a local representative of Asiatic Company will be happy to help you and will later decide, if you are ready to embark the ship.
The activity is open 14 – 18 October at 11 am to 3 pm.

Get the past of Faaborg right under your skin, when you visit “Den Gamle Gaard”. The entrance is situated close to the Town Jail museum, and hosts a cozy little shop of handcraft products to bring home as a souvenir.

Opening hours & Prices 2019

1 Holkegade, 5600 Faaborg

1 July – 12 Aug: 11 am to 3 pm. Every day

12 Aug – 11 Oct: 11 am to 3 pm. Every weekend

12 Oct – 20 Oct: 11 am to 3 pm. Every day


Adults (+18): DKK 40 / 5 Euro
Children: Free entrance

Buy tickets at the museum or online.