Strandingsmuseum St. George

Exhibition in Thorsminde, Denmark

The Strandingsmuseum St. George in Thorsminde is just a few meters from the North Sea. The museum takes its name from the english liner St. George, which sank together with the HMS Defense in 1811. On Christmas Eve, the ships were stranded and beaten by wind and waves into pieces.

The main attractions of the museum are the many thousands of objects found by divers that were recovered from the wreck St. George. But also strandings are described with the help of photos, models and finds.

Thanks to contemporary exhibition techniques visitors to the museum will receive background information and impressions of the hard life at sea, the loss of war and merchant ships and submarines at the Danish North Sea coast.

The Danish architects Frank Maali and Gemma Lalanda extended the existing buildings of the museum in 2017 by more than 1,000 to 2,300 square meters of exhibition space. The result was a fascinating contrast between the old, original port docks and the new museum buildings.

In one of the new exhibition rooms light objects were built in original wooden beams of St. George. They are backlit by 30 C-Dots by Schnick-Schnack-Systems controlled via 2 Intelligences C20.

Shortfacts Strandingsmuseum St. George


backlighting of light objects


Exhibition design

Event Communication Ltd, London


Antonella Diana

Light Design

Jens Lind, Gobo & Highlight A/S


Gobo & Highlight A/S