The Dyer's Yard (Farvergården) was originally an old merchant house, built in 1630. For 100 years, it was owned by the Hinke family, who had a cloth-dying business in some of the buildings (since torn down). The property was turned into a museum in 1937.
In 2010, the Dyer's Yard reopened after thorough restoration. The front of the building was recreated as a shop facade, as it looked in about 1900, and two new entrances were established. The main door is on Langegade Street and a handicap ramp was built at the back, from the garden.
New exhibitions are being created, as well. On the first floor, there is a small exhibit about Amanda, Kerteminde's landmark figure. Recently, a new exhibition on the 2nd floor was opened, including a mini-cinema that shows film clips from Kerteminde from 1938 through 1962. There is also an exhibition especially geared to children from ages 5 to 10; it shows what it was like to grow up in Kerteminde around 1900.
In addition, you can see exhibitions about crime and punishment, about fishing and about the different trades and crafts.
Relax over a cup of coffee in historical surroundings.
On the 1st floor, there is an historical café, where you can enjoy coffee and cake while taking a look at written material about the town's history. Or you can sit outdoors with your coffee in the idyllic museum garden.
Go exploring in the museum shop.
The museum shop has a large selection of books, exciting old-fashioned toys, pottery and much more.
Try a velocipede!
In the museum garden, you can try out an old-fashioned bicycle, using one of the museum's "boneshakers", which are copies of the museum's old velocipedes from 1880.