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Old Frisian House

Old Frisian House

The Old Frisian House in Keitum vividly portrays life on the island in the 18th century. The building was erected in 1739, which means that the house’s architecture is typical for construction at that time. The faithfully reconstructed furnishings give visitors to the house good insights into Sylt’s home décor.

The Sylt teacher and chronicler, Christian Peter Hansen, lived in the house and was its owner until his death in 1879. The Sylt “Sol’ring Foriining” association bought the house and set up the Old Frisian Museum at the beginning of the 20th century, to tend to coastal and site conservation and ensure the preservation of tradition.

Alongside the original furnishings, here you will also find an historical weaving mill. Visitors observe traditional craft demonstrations and the various weaving looms are described on small information panels. Those who would like to try out this artisan craft themselves are invited to produce their own piece of cloth on one of the model looms, which is then sold in the museum shop. The proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Old Frisian Museum. 
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