Overnight stays at The Forester’s Cottage

Gammel Estrup is now opening its forester’s cottage for overnight stays, making it possible for the museum’s guest to spend a weekend as a forest worker from 1930. By staying in the cottage, guests are offered a unique opportunity to experience the life of a worker’s family living in the country many years ago.

This creates a unique and authentic experience for its visitors, as there is no electricity or water in the cottage. The food will have to be prepared on an old-fashioned wood burning stove, which is also the main source of heat in the cottage.

As a forest worker, you will have to chop your own wood, fire up the stove and cook your own food, the same way as they did back in 1930. The museum will supply its guest with a few groceries such as potatoes, eggs, pork meat and bread, so that they can cook their own meals. At night, the only source of light comes from a few oil lamps, which you, for instance, need to bring with you when you use the outdoor privy.

As the cottage is part of the museums exhibitions, it should be expected that other guest interested in how a forest worker and his family lived in 1930, occasionally can show up at the cottage wanting to look around the cottage and grounds.

The museum want to make sure that guests visiting the cottage, knows that the cottage get very cold during the winter season, as such it is advised that guests make sure to bring warm clothes.

A stay at the forester’s cottage costs 2800 DKK for tree days. The price includes cleaning and groceries.

For booking or further information, please contact museum educator Anders Sinding on ans@gammelestrup.dk or T +45 8795 0705.

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