Vorupør Museum is housed in an old boatyard which used to build boats for the fishermen of the fishing village. The boatyard was originally run by Jens Kr. Andersen, who in 1919 developed a boat type which has since been used for coastal fishing. In his old age, the boat builder began to write a book; Gudelige Fortællinger. He wrote a total of five books about life in the area, including Strandvagten and Der går Bråd over Revlerne.
The museum has kept much of the old machinery, and visitors get an interesting insight into coastal fishing from the tools and machinery as well as from the fishermen's tackle. The kitchen's old wood-burning stove is sometimes used to prepare samples of local food. The museum also tells the historical background of the Vorupør fishing village and about the harsh living conditions of the coastal population with its drudgery and very religious lifestyle.
Vorupør Museum, Vesterhavsgade 21, Nr. Vorupør, Denmark, is open from 1 April to 31 October. Every day from 1 July to 15 August from 11am-4pm. From 1 April to 30 June, Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon-4pm. The local tourist information office is also located here.
The Nordsøakvariet aquarium is open from Easter to 31 October. Open every day from 10am-4pm, in July and August from 10am-6pm.
You can also go on a fishing trip with a fishing cutter on Gule Rev reef. Ask at the tourist information office. You can also fish from the pier if you have a fishing license.