Ballerup Museum is a part of the charming village community in Pederstrup.The museum consists the farms of Pederstrupgaard, Lindbjerggaard, Lynsmedenshus (the House of the Lightning Blacksmith) and Skomagerhuset (the Shoemaker’s House).

At Pederstrupgaard you will find two permanent exhibitions. The first one presents the history and development of the town of Ballerup. Among other things there is a classroom from the year 1900 and a selection of old-fashioned toys.

Udstilling med montre og store spejle.

The exhibition “Destined for Ballerup” tells the story about Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, who escaped the Russian Revolution in 1917 and settled down in Ballerup. It also tells the stories of Russian immigrants in Copenhagen during the inter-war period, and the individuals, who through the ages have moved to Ballerup from other countries or other parts of Denmark. Olga was the daughter of the Tsar Alexander III and the empress Dagmar. She lived in Ballerup with her family from the year 1930-48.

Gamle stuer

In the farmhouse of Lindbjerggaard you can experience the living quarters of a farmer as they looked like in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. In front of Lindbjerggaard you will find the well-preserved farmer’s garden from about the year 1900.

An old grocer’s shop and forge is established in Lynsmedens Hus where the smiths sometimes light the fire in the forge. Skomagerhuset houses alternating exhibitions and activities.

Opening hours
Tuesday – Friday  10.00 – 15.00
Sunday  11.00 – 15.00 
Monday and Saturday closed.

Winter: January-February open Sunday (Monday-Saturday closed).
Closed between Christmas and New Year.


Find your way
Get off the S-train at Ballerup Station. Walk at “Pederstrupstien” direct to the museum (approximately 15 min. walk).

Buses from Ballerup Station. Stops 5 min. walk from the museum:
Bus 143 
Bus 216

Eat and drink
Konditorgaarden Café
tel: +45 23 928818

Grantoftegaard – summer café