Læsø Museum has five sites located around Læsø. The museum courtyard located just outside Byrum, Hedvig's House on Linievejen near Østerby, the Museum House in Byrum, the cutter FN162 Ellen and the Hummer Hut at Horneks
Museumsgården appears today as it did when the last owner's parents furnished their home in around 1860. The timber used in the house is from the ships that ran aground on the coast of Læsø. The most eye-catching aspect of Museumsgården is the huge, very attractive seaweed roof which bears witness to the ability of the island's inhabitants to utilise the materials that were available to them.
Earlier, the majority of large farms on Læsø had a so-called stub windmill - a small farm mill that ground corn. In fact, there was mandatory milling at the Viborg chapter's large mill at Klitgård in Byrum, but the local inhabitants on Læsø have always valued their independence. They therefore built their own stub mills for household use. At the beginning of the 19th century there were some 70 stub mills on Læsø.
In 1994 Læsø Museum bought a seaweed house, which at the time was on the verge of collapse. A guild - Hedvigs Hus Laug - was formed and after many years of industrious voluntary endeavour, the house has been returned to its state as it appeared in around 1850.
Throughout the summer there are guided tours at Museumsgården.
Groups can book their own guided tour on +45 9849 8045
The lobster huts in Horneks
At the beginning of the 20th century and up until around 1950 there were 8-10 huts on the site which the fishermen used as a base, in particular when fishing for black lobster using pots.
The huts were built of different materials that had drifted ashore. They generally contained one or two bunks, a table, chair and a kettle in which to brew coffee.
The museum's Danish seine cutter was built in 1906 at Dolmers shipyard in Vesterø on Læsø. You can identify it by the Dolmers logo, the small whalefish, which adorns Ellen's bow. She's still equipped so that fishing with Danish seine is possible. This is done regularly in order to demonstrate and pass on the knowledge that the old fishermen possess with regard to this particular method of fishing.