1st year in the museum

The first year in Stevns Folklore Museum

Thank you for visiting us in 2021!

Stevns Folklore Museum has had a fantastic season. Among our activities there have been folk tales, lectures, magician sessions, workshops, parties, classical concerts. Stevns Folklore Museum participated in Herregårdens Dag at Gjorslev, Stevns Municipality’s Community Relay, By Night and work on the playground in Store Heddinge. The last activity in 2021 was a cozy Christmas room with local craftsmen and artists.

The museum will open again in 2022.


Winter at Stevns Folklore Museum

The museum is closed for the winter

The Christmas market at Stevns Folklore Museum was the last activity at the museum in 2021. The museum will be closed in December and January, and we are pleased to announce that the museum will expand with a new exhibition when we reopen in February 2022.

Christmas Market

Christmas Market at the museum

27-28 November 2021, 11.00-15.00

During the last weekend of November, Stevns Folklore Museum will be transformed into a cosy Christmas market, filled with art, crafts and local foods and drinks from Stevns.

The museum and exhibition room will host local artists and craftsmen, and you can get the opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts for yourself and your friends & family.

There will also be an opportunity to buy Danish æbleskiver and a warm drink in the museum garden.

General meeting

General Association Meeting

17 November 2021 at 17.00

Stevns Folklore Association, the organisation responsible for Stevns Folklore Museum, is having its annual general meeting on Wednesday 17 November.

There you can meet the board of directors, hear about how everything has gone at the museum since it opened this summer and ask all sorts of questions.
There will be coffee and cake and after the meeting you’ll be able to see a film about the 1st year of Stevns Folklore Museum.

General meeting agenda:
1. Choice of secretary
2. Suggestion to move the general meeting to the spring
3. Report from the board of advisors
4. Report from museum manager
5. Presentation of audited accounts
6. Determination of membership fee
7. Incoming proposals for the association’s activities from the board
8. Approval of budget
9. Choice of board members and deputies
10. Choice of auditor
11. Incoming proposals
12. Other order of business

Proposals that are to be considered at the general meeting must be sent to the chairwoman Aleksandra Olsen: aleksandra@folkloremuseum.dk

Activities October

Fun autumn activities

You can experience some exciting and fun activities during the autumn holidays. Younger visitors can also take part in treasure hunts inside the exhibition and win small prizes.

17-19 October 2021 11.00 – 15.00

Treasure hunt in the museum’s magic garden 

Experience Stevns Folklore Museum’s magical garden:

  • Find spooky creatures in the garden and learn their stories
  • Buy a treasure map for 10 kr., solve tasks and win fun prizes

18 October 2021 14.00 – 15.00

Magic, tricks and storytelling with Erik Jensby

Magic and storytelling with Erik Jensby where the audience is magically led through tricks with accompanying stories.

Admission costs 50kr. and can be purchased on the day or online. The ticket can be used for the museum’s exhibition during the day.

19 October 2021 19.00 – 20.30

Songs, stories and senses with Lise Søelund

It is always a party when the harvest is in the house, but in the old days it was at the same time decisive for one’s survival, whether the harvest struck or failed, and everything else that was in the house in the form of sausages, pork and others foods should like to last the winter.

When you reached the candle mass, which signaled that half of the winter had passed, there should therefore be half of the sausages and other things left in the cask cage, that is, if you were not to go to bed hungry, and all that we hear and sing about our little museum harvest party.

In addition, we must have all the senses in mind when we have to understand, sense and imagine the legends that have unfolded at Stevns, and this is conveyed on the basis of the historian of ideas Lise Søelund’s book Pen, pensel and pennestrøg, as she explains the philosophical, biographical and mythical conditions that characterize Stevns. Come and sing along, listen to scary, enjoyable and whimsical events from the Stevns historical treasure and enjoy the coffee and the good company at the museum.

Admission costs 50kr. and tickets can be purchased on the day or online.

Activities September


You can take part in interesting meetings and exciting concerts and activities at Stevns Folklore Museum.

Kids can also take part in a treasure hunt while exploring the exhibition.

September 2021

8 September 19.00 – 20.00

Stevns Folklore Museum is looking for volunteers

We are currently in the process of planning a lot of projects and activities and are looking for volunteers for tasks such as

  • Event coordinators
  • Volunteer communicators

If you are interested in local history, folklore or have a broad cultural-historical curiosity, you may be one of the people who will be involved in lifting some of the planned projects and activities in the autumn / winter 2021/2022 period.

Join the meeting to learn more or contact us directly:

Aleksandra Olsen, director,  +45 61723391, aleksandra@folkloremuseum.dk

Anne Bonde, volunteer coordinator +45 20317766, anneb@our-events.dk

19 September 10.00 – 10.30

A day in Teddy’s life – Concert for kids 2-6 years old

The two sisters Karen Johanne Pedersen (Violin) and Kirstine Elise Pedersen (cello) describe a day in the teddy bear’s life with storytelling and music. The music examples spread across different genres, from early classical music to romance and folk music.
With them they have a big teddy bear which during the day experiences a lot and goes through a lot of emotions and mood swings that most children at that age can relate to.

The concert is 20 minutes long.

Tickets cost 20kr, can be bought upon arrival and are valid to see the museum’s exhibition during the day.

The concert is organized by the Scandinavian Cello School. Scandinavian Cello School celebrates its 5-year anniversary in 2021 with 17 concerts at Stevns in August and September.

25 September

SCS Small town concerts – Stevns Folklore Museum

On September 25, 2 classical concerts with Duo Shaw-Magnussen (cello piano) will be held at Stevns Folklore Museum.

The magical atmosphere of the museum supports and enhances the fantastic, specially composed program inspired by folklore from the classical music world performed by the international award-winning director Jacob Shaw of Scandinavian Cello School and pianist David Lau Magnussen.

Before the concert, there will be an opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the Kingdom of the Cliff King (the museum’s first exhibition) or go for a walk in the museum’s magical courtyard, which is usually closed to visitors.

2 live music meetings (same program):
15.30 – 16.15 (session 1) – free welcome drink from 15
16.45 – 17.30 (session 2) – free welcome drink from 16.20

Tickets cost 50 DKK and can be reserved at info@folkloremuseum.dk or 61723391.

Tickets can also be bought online.

Activities July


You can experience some fun activities, presentations and lectures.
Younger visitors can also take part in treasure hunts inside the exhibition every day and win small prizes.

July 2021

Stevns Folklore Museum opens

Stevns Folklore Museum opens

Stevns Folklore Museum will hold a grand opening party on 2 July 2021! Come and see the exhibition about myths and folktales from Stevns. Hear the stories and participate in activities for the whole family.

Program for the day:

11.00 Opening speeches and cutting the red ribbon

11.30 – 17.00 Experience Stevns Folklore Museum’s first exhibition

11.30 – 17.00 There will be coffee and cake in the magic garden

12.00 – 14.00 Philosopher and writer Lise Søelund will tell stories and have a lot of fun with kids

14.00 – 15.30 Ulla Christensen will tell myths and legends from Stevns to children

11.30 – 17.00 There’s a possibility to pet rabbits and feed huge fish.

An entrance ticket costs 50 kr. (free for children under the age of 2). All activities during the day are included in the entrance ticket. Tickets can be bought online or will be sold in the museum on the day.

Exhibition is planned

The first exhibition is planned to open in the Summer of 2021

Stevns Kommune has donated 60,000 DKK of the cultural fund to Stevns Folklore Association’s first exhibition, which is scheduled to open this summer in Store Heddinge.

Stevns Folklore Museum will open an exhibition about the folktales of Stevns: the plan is to tell the old legends and myths about the Cliff King, the Elven King, the ghosts from Gjorslev and the church in Højerup, which every Christmas night moves a rooster feather away from the sea.

The first exhibition is entitled: Folk tales from Stevns and will be an introduction to the different legends and stories.