Skibsklarerergaarden, Helsingoer

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Skibsklarerergaarden, literally "The Ship Handler's House"), is a historic house museum and listed building situated on Strandgade in Helsingør, Denmark. A "ship handler" handled the paperwork at Øresund Custom House for captains in connection with Denmark's collection of Sound Dues from all ships that passed through the Øresund. The Sound Duty was collected on and off between 1429 and 1857 and was one of Denmark's most important sources of income as well as a major cause of local prosperity in Helsingør. The ground floor of the building contains a Ship-chandler with Denmark's oldest surviving shop interior. The building is also known as Rasmussens Gård.
The house dates from the 16th century but was adapted in 1781. Christian Simmelkier opened the Ship-chandler in 1809. The building was acquired by Ove Elling Galschiøt in 1823.
Restaurateur Søren Fisker acquired the building in 1993 and the ground floor was subsequently restored by experts from National Museum before opening as a museum in 1995. In 2000, the property was acquired by Bjarne Rasmussen who renovated the upper floors and made them available to the museum.
The ship's chandler feature much of its original furniture and fittings as well as artifacts from similar establishments in Helsingør. Next to the ship-chandler is the so-called Captain's Room (Danish: Skipperstuen
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  • Wanna get the feel for how the daily life was in Helsingor in the 17th century here is a chance. Small cheap museum ($4) with lot of old books, furniture and just day to day things. The lady here...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to meet the manager of this wonderful step back in time at a private party and were invited to a private visit given our limited time in Helsingor. Just wonderful. Very...  more »
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