Dishonourable Nightmen of Denmark

Presented by Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum

Not all are equal in Denmark! This fact resulted in many tragic fates, but also in a very special minority culture, which we explore in this groundbreaking and historically confrontational exhibition. To be excluded from society has been part of human culture for centuries.

In Denmark it was reflected in the division between honourable and dishonourable people. Among the latter were the nightmen, who carried out important tasks for the community, but got a raw deal in return; tasks that society found disgusting and unworthy became the profession of this group. No decent citizen would have any contact with them, and they were kept outside mainstream society. Marginalisation of certain groups most often resulted in problems and prejudices.

1st April – 20th October

Bundsbæk Mølle, Skjern