The cellar

Early 20th century

In the cellars beneath the main building of the house, you enter the world of the servants – a world rarely visited by the gentry.

Here are many of the functions that were associated with the manor house’s household. In Gammel Estrup’s cellar you can thus see Borgestuen decorated with long tables, where the servants ate and stayed in their sparse leisure.

In the room next door, you find an experience room for children, where you can explore the world of the servants. You can, among other things, look in through the door in the large stove, lift the heavy iron pots, open the drawers in the maid’s chest of drawers, listen to the servants’ own stories, dress up as a kitchen maid or servant and experience the people’s everyday life on the manors more than 100 years ago.