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The Old Shipyard

The old shipyard is a communicator of maritime cultural heritage and Danish artisan traditions. 

Det Gamle Værft (The Old Shipyard) comprises living workshops, where both children and adults can experience the history of seafaring right up close and get their hands dirty, too.

The focus here is on the processes used to build the old, riveted iron and steel ships, an intricate craft that was common more than a century ago. Out behind the slipway, for instance, you will find the riveted steel ferry M/S Angelo formerly the S/S Svendborgsund from 1907, which once sailed the Marstal–Rudkøbing–Strynø route laden with passengers and cargo.

Both the experiences and the exhibitions at Det Gamle Værft are constantly changing and developing, and a variety of restoration tasks are under way.