Fossil- og Mo-clay Museum

The Drying Barn

Beautiful nature trail History of the Mo-clay industry

After visiting either the Fossil- and Mo-clay Museum or Skarregaard, you can enjoy a stroll along the beautiful nature trail, to the restored Drying Barn at the old Skarrehage Mo-clay Plant. The A.P. Møller Foundation granted a considerable amount to Museum Mors in 2013. The money was earmarked the renovation and presentation of the Drying Barn, which is 190 metres long and 9 metres wide. From the late 1940s until 1977, the Skarrehage Mo-clay Plant used the barn for drying Mo-clay bricks. The Drying Barn is the largest of its kind in Denmark, and it is located just south of the Damolin factory complex. It is surrounded by the Limfjord and a large bird sanctuary. It used to be just one of many barns in the area, but today it is the last one remaining.

If you visit the Drying Barn, you will be able to learn the history of it use through text and photos. You will also be able to learn about the history of the Mo-clay industry on Mors, from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century until today.

It is not posssible to drive to the Drying Barn, but you can insted enjoy a brisk stroll through the beautiful nature from Skarregaard and a unique history in a unique frame. You can easily bring coffee or lunch on your stroll, as there are picnic spaces at the barn, with tables and benches. From there, you will be able to enjoy the view of the beautiful bird sanctuary. You can visit the Drying Barn for free, all year round. 

 

Fossil- and Mo-clay Museum

Skarrehagevej 8

7900 Nykøbing Mors 

Phone: +45 97723421

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