Polar explorer Knud Rasmussen House
Knud Rasmussen´s House is open from Easter until the autumn holiday week 42.
Knud Rasmussen´s House is located in a magnificent landscape of Hundested´s northwestern outskirts, not far from Spodsbierg lighthouse. From about 25,000 m2 of land, there is everywhere a clear view of the Kattegat - a clear day you can see all the way to both Roervig and Hesselø. The terrain is hilly, but the stairs allow you to climb the steep slope and get to the beach, Triangle.
At a higher altitude point than the house itself was in 1936 erected a memorial cairn of Knud Rasmussen. The stones for the cairn come from different locations in Greenland. Yet few steps further up there Spodsbierg lighthouse and the abandoned lighthouse keeper's cottage, which is now used for temporary exhibitions.
Polar explorer Knud Rasmussen´s beautiful and distinctive property is built during World War 1, while Knud Rasmussen was off on the 2nd Thule Expedition, and was finished in 1917 Here you can see how Knud Rasmussen lived and get a glimpse into his life , while you can enjoy the surrounding nature.
In the museum shop you can buy Greenlandic specialties, jewelry, books and many other interesting things related to Greenland and the green foreign culture.
At a higher altitude point than the house itself was in 1936 erected a memorial cairn of Knud Rasmussen. The stones for the cairn come from different locations in Greenland.
Yet few steps further up there Spodsbierg lighthouse and the abandoned lighthouse keeper's cottage, which is now used for temporary exhibitions.
An associated outbuildings have been torn down and rebuilt on the old foundations. It is used for communication purposes.
Cars are not allowed in the area. Refer to the car parks at the corner of Knud Rasmussensvej / Skansevej or barrow hill. Walking distance to the museum is in both cases about 250 meters.
The house was built during World War 1, while Knud Rasmussen took place on the 2nd Thule Expedition, and was finished in 1917, this was not a summer residence for the family in the traditional sense, but first and foremost a home of labor for the future so famous polar explorer.
Knud Rasmussen´s widow, Dagmar Rasmussen, transferred the whole lot of reason, house and contents to the municipality (then Torup parish) in 1939 has since served as a memorial and museum.
The style is inspired by contemporary British "cottage" style with curved dormers, bay window and a distinctive, hipped thatched roof. The house was designed by Helge Bojsen-Moller, who was one of the country's prominent architects, and his election was hardly a coincidence, since he was already at that time had been in charge of several public buildings in Greenland.
The main house's floor plan has a closed, almost square shape. The original house was a few years added a small annex, which include was adapted for a more undisturbed's study of Knud Rasmussen. The two buildings were later connected by a long corridor, which is currently used for temporary exhibitions.
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|Knud Rasmussens Hus
|Knud Rasmussens Vej 9
||From Easter until the autumn holiday week 42nd
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