A windmill that has been moved three times! That’s the reality for Skjern Windmill. It was built in 1872 in Albæk, a little east of Skjern, but when the railway came, the mill had to move closer to town and in 1882 it was moved to Skjern. For many years the mill was located in Skjern and because of the ban on high buildings, it was able to mill in peace. But eventually the ban was lifted, and the mill was left without wind. When World War I hit, wind power was needed once again, and Skjern Windmill was moved to Marupvej outside the city. Here, there was more wind and the mill could now power Skjern Power Plant and provide the city with electricity.
Skjern Windmill is still located on Marupvej and is now a part of Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum.
Skjern Windmill is part of Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, where you can experience history right where it took place. The museum consists of a series of authentic buildings, each of which tells its own exciting story about the life that was lived here and how people and landscapes shaped that life!
At Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, history is not just showcased. Here you can experience LIVING HISTORY with all your senses - through animated, guided tours and activities for children. With a weekly or annual pass, you will get discounts when you visit more than one place. The weekly ticket can be purchased in one of the museum's visitor locations. Children and adolescents up to the age of 18 have free admission when accompanied by an adult.