The main tasks of the Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies are to promote research into Danish manor houses as entities and their various elements, and to help enhance people’s general knowledge of the manor house environment both in the past and in the present.

The successful establishment of the Centre in 2004 marked the first attempt in Denmark to consolidate research into manor houses, country houses and estates in a single, central research institution. The Centre has been the unifying force vis-à-vis the new direction, which manor house research has taken in recent years.

The Centre is a collaborative initiative involving the Gammel Estrup Manor House Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, Aarhus University and Aarhus School of Architecture.