Scan Magazine, Issue 106, November 2017

Page 22

Scan Magazine  |  Culture Feature  |  Fregatten Jylland

A historic frigate full of life Shoot the cannon, climb the 53-metre-tall mast or enjoy an afternoon tea in the royal salon. Visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy at the beautiful 19th-century frigate, Fregatten Jylland in Ebeltoft. By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: Fregatten Jylland

With its imposing exterior, Fregatten Jylland has become an essential part of the identity of the seaside town of Ebeltoft. Beautifully and truthfully preserved, the three-master offers history enthusiasts as well as little sea boys and girls a unique experience. “From the middle of the 1980s, when the frigate was first restored, and going forward, it has been preserved with original methods. That’s one of the things that’s outstanding about this ship; it’s in the exact same condition as it was when it was on the sea,” explains museum director Lars Olsen. “This means that when visiting the ship and the shipyard, you’ll also meet the workmen in action traditionally caulking, painting and mending the ship.” 22  |  Issue 106  |  November 2017

Built in 1860, the frigate took part in the Danish navy’s victorious battle against the Prussian-Austrian navy in 1864. Since, it has served in the navy and as part of the royal fleet and, recently, the ship relived a bit of its royal past as the Danish Crown Prince family came by for a visit. “It was a big experience for everyone, especially our younger guests, to see real princes and princesses on board. The whole family took part in the tour alongside our other guests and, at the end of the tour, Crown Prince Frederik fired the cannon,” explains Olsen.

Fun for all ages The ship cannon is fired twice every day all summer and the salute is just one

of the many fun attractions for children. Others include treasure hunts, rope making, digital exhibitions and seafare games as well as the chance to climb some of the way up the ship’s main mast. For the older audience there is a chance to dig a bit deeper into the history of the ship and experience some of the luxury enjoyed by past royal passengers. An elegant afternoon tea in the royal salon, historic tours, and special Champagne and oyster evenings are among the experiences on offer. On 10 February 2018, a special exhibition of 75 historic ship models from Danmarks Marineforening (Denmark’s Marine Association) will open in Fregatten Jylland’s beautiful exhibition hall. Afternoon tea and special events must be pre-booked via the website.


Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.