Thorsvang, Danmarks Samlermuseum

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Grocer's shop, Thorsvang Samlermuseum

Thorsvang, Danmarks Samlermuseum (Thorsvang: Denmark's Museum of Collectables) is located in the Lendemarke district of Stege on the Danish island of Møn. It displays a wide variety of old items collected over the years principally by Henrik Hjortkær. They are displayed in a former powdered milk factory from 1919 which has been fitted out to represent a series of small shops typical of the early 20th century. [1] [2]

Stege, Denmark Town in Zealand (Sjælland), Denmark

Stege is the largest town on the island of Møn in south-eastern Denmark. In January 2015 its population was 3,841. Stege is now part of Vordingborg Municipality and belongs to Region Zealand. Once a prosperous herring fishing port, tourism is now important to the local economy.

Møn island in south-eastern Denmark

Møn is an island in south-eastern Denmark. Until 1 January 2007, it was a municipality in its own right but it is now part of the municipality of Vordingborg, after merging with the former municipalities of Langebæk, Præstø, and Vordingborg. This has created a municipality with an area of 615 km2 (237 sq mi) and a total population of 46,307 (2005). It belongs to the Region Sjælland. Møn is one of Denmark's most popular destinations for tourists with its white chalk cliffs, countryside, sandy beaches and the market town of Stege. In June 2017, UNESCO designated Møn as Denmark's first biosphere reserve, consisting of "a series of islands and islets in the southern Baltic Sea, over approximately 45,118 hectares. Its landscapes include woodlands, grasslands, meadows, wetlands, coastal areas, ponds and steep hills."

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History

The museum consists of countless items of all kinds which have been collected over the years by Henrik Hjortkær who developed an interest in collectables when he was just eight years old. Hjortkær, now in his early fifties, and his wife Bente Bille are well-known figures on Møn as they used to run Café Frederik VII on the marketplace in the centre of Stege while Hjortkær's parents and grandparents ran the restaurant in Fanefjord Skovpavillion. [3] [4] In his efforts to find a suitable venue for displaying his collection, Hjortkær was assisted by Møns Bank and by the tourism agency Møn-Sydsjællands Turistforening. This led to the creation of a foundation, Fonden Danmarks Samlermuseum, which succeeded in purchasing the former powdered milk factory from Vordingborg Municipality for just 1 Danish crown. In 2012, 124 volunteers — mostly pensioners — were involved in a project designed to convert the factory into a museum in the form of an old town complete with a variety of old shops in which items of various kinds could be displayed. On a typical day, some 20 elderly craftsmen could be seen laying out the old streets and building the shops. [5] By July 2013 when the museum opened, 246 volunteers had assisted either in the work itself or in coming up with good ideas for the project. [1] [2]

Collectable object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector

A collectable is any object regarded as being of value or interest to a collector. There are numerous types of collectables and terms to denote those types. An antique is a collectable that is old. A curio is a small, usually fascinating or unusual item sought by collectors. A manufactured collectable is an item made specifically for people to collect.

Vordingborg Municipality Municipality in Region Zealand, Denmark

Vordingborg is a municipality (kommune) in the Sjælland Region, which is on the southeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in south Denmark. It was established in 2007. The municipality includes the island of Masnedø, and covers an area of 621 km². It has a total population of 46,600 (2006). Its second and current mayor is Knud Larsen of the agrarian-liberal Venstre party, who was elected in 2007 replacing Henrik Holmer of the Social Democrats.

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Barber's shop

The collection

All the items are displayed in 18 small shops, typical of the 1920s. In addition to the grocer's which forms the entrance, there is an old bank, a locksmith, a lingerie store, a tobacco shop, a tailor's, an ice cream parlor, a butcher's, a photographer's and a post office. [6] There is an old cigarette machine which used to deliver 10 cigarettes for 40 øre, a radio store with the second TV set ever to come to Møn and a barber's where, if you come on the right day, you can get a shave. [2] The old classroom consists of eight small wooden desks from Vordingborg but these are soon to be replaced by desks from Møn's Sprove Skole. [7]

Ice cream parlor a shop selling ice creams

Ice cream parlors is a place that sell ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt to consumers. Ice cream is typically sold as regular ice cream, gelato, and soft serve, which is usually dispensed by a machine with a limited number of flavors. It is customary for ice cream parlors to offer a number of flavors and items. Parlors often serve ice cream and other frozen desserts in cones or in dishes, to be eaten with a spoon. Some ice cream parlours prepare ice cream desserts such as sundaes or milkshakes.

Barber person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave males hair

A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men's and boys' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barbershop" or a "barber's". Barbershops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues.

Opening hours

The museum is located at Thorsvang Alle 7, Stege. During the summer months, it is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. [8] The museum also has its own restaurant, Palmehaven. [9]

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Tærø island

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Marienborg Manor building

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References

  1. 1 2 "Om os", Thorsvang. (in Danish) Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 Phillippa Maigaard, "Danmarks Samlermuseum åbnede på Møn", tv2 øst. (in Danish) Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  3. Svend Klarskov, "En nørd vil lave samlermuseum", SN.dk, 11 January 2012. (in Danish) Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. Henrik Hjortkær, "Thorsvang Danmarks Samlermuseum", Thorsvang. (in Danish) Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. "Rejsegilde på Thorsvang" Ugebladed for Møn,18 January 2013. (in Danish) Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  6. "Thorsvang", Møn & Sydsjælland, 2013—2014. (in Danish) Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  7. "Nyt fra Thorsvang Søndag den 7. juli 2013", Thorsvang. (in Danish) Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  8. "Praktisk Info", Thorsvang. (in Danish) Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  9. "Stege har fået sit nye samler-museum", Sydsjællands Tidende, 18 July 2013. (in Danish) Retrieved 20 July 2013.


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