Photographer's Note

The history of the Gammel Estrup manor can be traced back to the 1340 when it was called Essendrup. The manor got the name Gammel Estrup in 1587. The main building which you see in the photo was built in 1490 and extended and renovated in the centuries after.

Gammel Estrup has been the seat of the important Danish noble families Brock and Scheel, some of the largest property owners in the country. Up until 1926 the property was never for sale, being handed down from one generation to the next.

Today, the building is home to the Gammel Estrup, Jutland’s Manor House Museum, while the former livestock buildings house the Danish Agricultural Museum. The museum stands as an exponent of classic manor house culture with interiors from the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Furnishings and paintings include many unique items that represent an exciting and distinctive history. In the buildings around the manor you can find the Danish agricultural museum.

Gammel Estrup can be found near Auning along the road between Randers and Grenaa.

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