BMA – A 3 in 1 cultural experience

Enter a library, museum, and archive, all in one at BMA. Discover a unique cultural house with a free entrance where you can switch between history, archaeology, literature, and electronic media. Here you can enjoy time by yourself or meet with others, and the space is friendly for children who can dress up or search for the mice hiding in the factory.

Ground floor: the machine room

Have fun and explore exciting stories about the old days of the factory through sound and pictures. Borrow wonderful books for children and let the kids try out Maltazar, the fantastic lending machine. Look for the cute malt mice that live inside the holes and cracks of the factory.

First floor: Lundberg’s office

Immerse in local history through sound, photos, and documents from Ebeltoft Historical Archive. The historical archive is open on Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00-15:00 and has a collection of historical documents, pictures, and maps of the town and the nearby area. Dive into the history of Ebeltoft through our digital screens. Discover the interesting places you can find in the city and get an in-depth story about them on a touch screen, which reveals many historical facts. Visit the balcony to use the lending machine and get your crime novels, biographies, or other textbooks you’re interested in.

Second floor: the garden room

Let your mind wander as you gaze at the beautiful sea through the large panorama windows through which you can see the spectacular Ebeltoft Vig, while Mols Bjerge meanders on the horizon. Discover the highlight of the BMA: a physical landscape model with changing projections telling the stories of Djursland. Try out the model as you look at the landscape outside the windows to understand how the area has changed over time. Then, dive into the amazing fictional stories or the endless world tales of people of all times, in all corners of the world as you enter the balcony. Listen to podcasts by the two East Jutland authors, Svend Åge Madsen and Josefine Klougart, or to the librarian, biologist, archaeologist, and historian as they curate the view before you.

From factory to a people’s place

The story of the Malt Factory, the place where BMA has its headquarters, goes back to merchant S.B. Lundberg, who founded his company in 1857. The Lundberg family, then, ran one of the city’s most important workplaces for the next 140 years in the iconic building you can now visit in Ebeltoft. At first, the Malt Factory was home to malt production used in beer brewing, but during the two world wars, other overseas markets were also sought, and the production of substitute coffee became a huge success. However, in the late 1990s, the production of malt in Ebeltoft ended because of rising takes and a reduced market. Although the business adventure is over, you can now join a cultural journey in the Malt Factory.

Visiting the BMA

If you possess a health card, you can visit BMA from 06:00 to 23:00. Otherwise, BMA is open from Monday to Thursday, 12:00-18:00, and Saturday, between 10:00 and 14:00. Our address is Maltvej 4-12, 8400 Ebeltoft. We look forward to seeing you at BMA!