The Danish Yachting Museum
The Danish Yachting Museum is independent, autonomous and receives no public funding. The museum is organised in a foundation.
The purpose of the museum is to collect, exhibit and communicate knowledge about Denmark’s maritime cultural heritage within the areas sailing and yachting.
The museum is situated in the idyllic and historic area surrounding Valdemars Slot on Tåsinge, an island south of Funen.
The castle was built in the years 1639-44 by the Danish king Christian IV for his son Valdemar Christian, who, however, never came to experience the place.
In 1678 the admiral Niels Juel was given the castle after the battle on Køge Bay. Today Valdemars Slot is still in the family’s possession after 10 generations.
The Danish Yachting Museum has developed gradually from an idea, carried along by a group of fiery souls lead by Bent Aarre, to the present sailing and yachting museum that has a nationwide appeal.
The museum opened ten years ago - an event which received proper attention, as the royal couple joined the ceremony after arriving on the royal Danish yacht Dannebrog.
His Royal Highness The Prince Consort Henrik is the museum’s patron and headed the celebrations attended by hundreds of people.
The museum has on display a wide selection of vessels representing Danish yachting.
The collection features dinghies, kayaks, sailing and motor boats as well as a range of maritime objects, photos, books, films, full and half models, posters, signal flags and much more.
The Danish Yachting Museum is financially self-reliant and receives no public funding. Instead, the museum relies on support from companies and private beneficiaries to finance maintenance, purchases and restoration projects.