Haderslev Night Watchmen's Museum

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On selected dates you can get a special experience in Haderslev. At Højgade 6, in the basement of the city's old police station there is a little museum where you can discover the story of Haderslev Night Watchmen. In the exhibition there are various props that tell the history of a Night Watchman's life, and you can see some of the tools that have been used to torture and mutilated prisoners over time.  

The museum is open the last Saturday of the month (2020):

January Saturday d. 25. kl 13 – 16         July           Saturday d. 25. kl 13 – 16

February Saturday d. 29. kl 13 –16        August       Saturday d. 29. kl 13 - 16

March   Saturday d. 28. kl 13 –16        September   Saturday d. 26. kl 13 - 16

April     Saturday d. 25. kl 13 – 16       October       Saturday d. 31. kl 13 - 16

May     Saturday d. 30. kl 13 –16        November    Saturday d. 28. kl 13 - 16

June     Saturday d. 27. kl 13 –16        December   Saturday d. 26. kl 13 - 16

 

During the 13th century various night watch guilds emerged in many Danish towns. They were meant to upkeep peace and order in the streets of the city at night, as well as to extinguish fires. From 1550, first Copenhagen, and then the towns Helsingør, Kolding, Ribe and Haderslev and more, had actual Night Watchmen, to secure peace and quiet in the dark streets.

Haderslev Merchant Town's Night Watchmen's Guild was resurrected in 2004. The costumes and equipment are faithful copies of the Night Watchmen from the 1700s, as they would have looked in Haderslev and the Dukedoms.  

You can experience the night watchmen in Haderslev, on their evening tour through the old streets of the city every Tuesday and Thursday (week 26-36). The night watchmen walks start in front of the Cathedral at 8.30pm and the entire tour takes about 1 hour.

On selected dates you can get a special experience in Haderslev. At Højgade 6, in the basement of the city's old police station there is a little museum where you can discover the story of Haderslev Night Watchmen. In the exhibition there are various props that tell the history of a Night Watchman's life, and you can see some of the tools that have been used to torture and mutilated prisoners over time.  

The museum is open the last Saturday of the month (2020):

January Saturday d. 25. kl 13 – 16         July           Saturday d. 25. kl 13 – 16

February Saturday d. 29. kl 13 –16        August       Saturday d. 29. kl 13 - 16

March   Saturday d. 28. kl 13 –16        September   Saturday d. 26. kl 13 - 16

April     Saturday d. 25. kl 13 – 16       October       Saturday d. 31. kl 13 - 16

May     Saturday d. 30. kl 13 –16        November    Saturday d. 28. kl 13 - 16

June     Saturday d. 27. kl 13 –16        December   Saturday d. 26. kl 13 - 16

 

During the 13th century various night watch guilds emerged in many Danish towns. They were meant to upkeep peace and order in the streets of the city at night, as well as to extinguish fires. From 1550, first Copenhagen, and then the towns Helsingør, Kolding, Ribe and Haderslev and more, had actual Night Watchmen, to secure peace and quiet in the dark streets.

Haderslev Merchant Town's Night Watchmen's Guild was resurrected in 2004. The costumes and equipment are faithful copies of the Night Watchmen from the 1700s, as they would have looked in Haderslev and the Dukedoms.  

You can experience the night watchmen in Haderslev, on their evening tour through the old streets of the city every Tuesday and Thursday (week 26-36). The night watchmen walks start in front of the Cathedral at 8.30pm and the entire tour takes about 1 hour.

History comes alive at Denmark's first Night Watchmen's museum.

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Area

Address Højgade 6
6100 Haderslev
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Information

Opening hours

11. Sep 02 / 11. Sep 22
Tuesday, Thursday
20:30 - 22:00

Prices

Voksne 40 DKK - 0 DKK
Børn under 14. år For free

Facilities and topics

Possibility for active participation
Cultural history museum
Living history

Coordinates

Longitude: 55.24836723
Latitude: 9.48881579

Haderslev Night Watchmen's Museum

Address Højgade 6 
6100 Haderslev
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