Gilleleje Shiphalls

Visit yesteryear Gilleleje

How did people live, work, go to school and vacation in the fishing village of Gilleleje?

Visit Museum Nordsjælland Shiphalls and see the old fishing boats and learn more about the dangerous life at sea. Experience a mid-1800 house with its low ceilings and earthen floor.
A classroom from 1865 takes you back to school more than a hundred years ago.

Visit the small vacation homes from the 1950’s and 60’s – could you vacation in a 10 m² cottage?

Skibshallerne are located in the middle of old Gilleleje surrounded by a beautiful old orchard. Enjoy cake and coffee in the garden before you venture out to explore the sights.

Visiting the museum in Gilleleje

Østergade 20, 3250 Gilleleje, 7217 0240. No parking at the entrance.


Open from 11-16.
22. May – 27. June: Saturday – Sunday
23. August – 24. October: Thursday -Sunday
Autumn Holidays • Whit Monday.

Looking for guided tours and additional opening hours? Contact us at


Adults 35 kr. Under 18 years: free. Group visits: 50% (minimum 20 adults.)

For 70 kr. you can  buy a year card, which gives you assess to all Museum Nordsjællands exhibitions. Purchase online at VisitNordsjælland.

Disabled access

Unfortunately, there is only wheelchair access to the museum cafe, garden and parts of the exhibitions.

Attractions and Parking

For directions from your destination, use Google Maps. Walking distance from Gilleleje station.

Nakkehoved Lighthouse: spectacular views, nature, beach and museum. About 30 minutes walk via Fyrstien – a walking/bicycle path along the coast.

Gilleleje Harbour: maritime sights and sounds, restaurants and shopping. Market days during the summer Thursday and Saturday – Farmer’s market, flee market and local shops.
Walk from Skibshallerne through the old parts of Gilleleje, and experience an old Danish fishing village with thatched houses.

Kulturhavn Gilleleje: restaurants, exhibitions, library, cinema, music and VisitNordsjælland Gilleleje Turistinformation.