The Old Shipyard is a local cultural venue located at the historical harbour of Ærøskøbing. Rooted in the historical maritime heritage and the archipelago that surrounds us, we offer attractions, learning, and events.

Throughout the year we offer a variety of exciting experiences and educational opportunities in our open workshops at the shipyard hall. Upon your arrival at the harbour, you can visit our unique shop featuring local goods and crafts of Ærø. Be inspired by the unique surroundings for hosting your event in a truly special atmosphere. Welcome to The Old Shipyard!


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10.00 – 13.00

Det gamle værft

Open Smithshop

At The Old Shipyard, children and adults can come down and try their hand at blacksmithing with the shipyard’s blacksmith in residence, Aia Li Sidenius. Together with her, you will learn to forge over our beautiful forge, and with the heat from the embers in the open hearth, you can shape a beautiful hook to take home.

Kl. 11.00 – 22.00

Det Gamle Værft

Aeroe Jazz Festival

Join when Ærøskøbing is filled with jazz-loving summer guests for the 52nd time. Every year, in week 31, the Ærø Jazz Festival opens its doors at Det Gamle Værft and the legendary jazz scene Andelen for a series of performances by some of the very best Danish jazz artists.