In Jutland, Denmark, is an unusual type of museum. It was begun fifty years ago?
GV PAN old farms
LV PAN storks to windmill
SV cow by farm wagon
SCU penny farthing cycle
LV PAN bull pulling earth mixer
SV man shovelling earth
CU earth mixer
SV man pressing earth into mould
CU top of mould levelled
LV rifle fired into kiln fire
LV man empties finished brick from mould
SV PAN men rebuilding old farm houses
SV men spreading clay on wall by hand
LV men sawing
LV woman carries buckets on yoke
LV tourists leave old cottage
SV Viking thatched huts
SV canoe cut from tree
LV girl enters canoe
SV girl using paddle
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Background: In Jutland, Denmark, is an unusual type of museum. It was begun fifty years ago by a Danish dairy magnate for the purpose of displaying various types of old Danish farm buildings.
The founder, Mr. Hjerl, began with a farm of 1716, but there are now 16 old buildings at the open-air museum. They have been built by methods dating from begone times, and as a new exhibit is built for the museums collection, clay for brick making is kneaded in a mixing vessel operated by a harnessed bull walking round it in a circle.
Ancient tools only are used by the builders, and the kiln for making the bricks is fired by means of a rifle shot.
Tourists have a rare opportunity of watching the ancient crafts of building as they were practised years ago, and can also see at the Museum an ancient penny-farthing bicycle, Vikings' thatched huts and a canoe cut from a tree trunk.