The Amager Museum (Amagermuseet) is found on the island of Amager southeast of Copenhagen's city center. It is only open in summer and lives on two thatch-roofed farms that are worked by historic methods; the aim of a visit is to give families an insight into a rural way of life long since disappeared.
Reconstructed rooms awash with ancient wooden clogs, brooms and peasant furniture give visitors the chance to nose around typical old farmhouse interiors, and highlights of a visit include an exotic array of ornately embroidered black-and-red traditional costumes and displays of hand weaving on simple wooden looms. There's also a petting farm with hens, pigs, sheep and goats to meet and greet (under the guidance of trained staff). Additionally, the museum features vegetable and flower gardens, daily costume parades and riding displays.
Volunteer farmhands in costume organize family-friendly activities such as pancake baking in old-fashioned ovens, preparing vegetables freshly pulled from the earth, feeding the animals and doing the communal laundry on ancient washboards.
Dragør itself is a pretty old fishing port with a harbor filled with wooden fishing boats; its roots date from the 12th century and it is a pleasure to explore with its winding cobbled streets, gabled houses and many restaurants.
The museum is open 12pm–4pm between May–Sept. Admission for adults is 60 DKK; seniors & students are 40 DKK; younger than 18 go free. The city of Dragør is 25 minutes southeast of Copenhagen and is best reached by car along Route 221.