The history of the building goes back to the 1570’s, but its present appearance dates from the merchant compound, that Mads Lerche, a merchant and the mayor of the town, had built in 1601.
The beautiful old Renaissance complex is home to Nyborg’s Museum of Cultural History. Here, in this unique setting we feature exhibitions about life in the Nyborg and Denmark of old.
The Mayor’s Yard is a gem of cultural history, its façade facing the unique cultural heritage environment that surrounds Nyborg Castle. The building was built in 1601 by the town’s mayor, Mads Lerche, a merchant.
In the yellow kitchen, they regularly fire up the wood-burning oven. Then they cook old recipes, baked waffles or pancakes, or brew coffee in the old-fashioned way. When the kitchen is busy, samples are always available for any visitors who are curious to try the food.
The Mayor’s Yard plays an active role in a wide range of events and activities in Nyborg. The Mayor’s Yard is particularly busy at the time of the Danehof in July and for Christmas in the Ancient Royal Town in December. On those occasions there is an abundance of activity and special experiences in the old merchant’s house.
I have been in the Mayor's Yard with two different sets of grandchildren. Both times were a great pleasure. The smithy was very popular among children. They learned a little about patience, for it takes time to shape the iron into fine items; but then it becomes possible to talk to the others, while we all were waiting and listening to Lasse's stories. All the staff and volunteers are also so sweet, so it's a really nice place.
Dear all at the Mayor's Yard,
We had such a great experience. We are så thankful that we have managed to see the whole exhibition. It was exciting. An amazing experience!
Thank you for a great experience in the Mayor's Yard. Our 4 and 7 y.o. grandchildren were så excited. They tried knight costumes on and fought with (wooden) swords. In the garden there were games for children from good old days. The staff was very kind and we just had great time.
At the Mayor’s Yard we are indebted to the large number of volunteers who help bring the ancient environment to life, thereby making the museum fascinating and accessible to visitors. You will encounter our volunteers in the smithy, in the kitchen, in the sewing room, on city walks and on selected guided tours. The volunteers help to bring history and cultural heritage to life. For that, both we and our visitors are eternally grateful.
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Entrance ticket to The Mayor’s Yard