The museum’s collections

Collecting activities

Gammel Estrup – The Danish Manor & Estate Museum undertakes research into the cultural history of Danish manors, including their settings – buildings, interiors and cultural environment – and their people – masters, servants and other employees.

The museum’s collecting activities centre on material associated with the manor environment, with a special focus on artefacts, images and sources linked to Gammel Estrup.



All the museum’s artefacts are recorded in SARA – the Danish Agency for Culture’s electronic recording system for state and state-approved museums.



The museum is actively involved in restoration and conservation of objects, buildings and the historic environment. Some of the museum’s artefacts are exhibited, others are kept in store under secure conditions.



The museum’s library contains literature on Danish manors and estates and their history. The museum library has a cross-disciplinary structure and covers subjects such as architecture, cultural and art history, Danish history and topography. The library was created in collaboration with the Royal Library in Copenhagen and contains both earlier and more recent works.

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