Tid: From November 24, 2017
Sted: The Mayor's Yard

Meet the Lerche family, who built the Mayor’s Yard in the 1600’s. Exhibition about merchants, mayors and Lerche family in the Renaissance.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, October 12.

The Lerche family made their mark on Nyborg in the first half of the 1600’s as merchants and mayors. They had the handsome merchant house and storehouse built, which still is part of the royal milieu around Nyborg Castle. This is where they lived and worked, did business in Denmark and with other countries and this is where they made important decisions for Nyborg.

But who were they, in reality? The new special exhibition “Lerche” will bring you close to the merchant and mayor family from Denmark during the Renaissance period. It is a picture of the period, of both the people, the town and the time. From here you can go exploring in the whole Mayor’s Yard, and delve further into the family’s, the place’s and the town’s history in a larger perspective.

The exhibition focuses on the Mayor’s Yard and the family who built it and made it significant in their own time. Now they can help to define the role of the Mayor’s Yard in relation to the extensive Nyborg Castle project, as part of the thorough renovation of both the castle buildings and exhibitions. The project will give the Mayor’s Yard a new role to play in teaching about the history of Nyborg, as part of the town’s World Heritage List application.

Opening hours:
October 13 - 31, 2017 from 10 AM - 3 PM (closed Mondays), though open on Monday, October 16, 2017.
November 24 - December 22, 2017 from 11 AM - 4 PM (closed Mondays).


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