65 sq. meters of sailcloth for the new Ladby Ship

24. March 2014 | 65 sq. meters of sailcloth for the new Ladby Ship

The Vikings were known far and wide for their trailblazing navigation skills. That's why the big sail for the one-to-one reconstruction of the Ladby Ship is so important. The 65 sq. meters of sailcloth to be used for the sail has now arrived at the Viking Museum at Ladby, and during the coming year, volunteers from the Sail & Rig group will be dying the cloth blue and gold, sewing the sail and attaching rope to it. The finished sail will sport blue and gold vertical stripes!

The purchase of sailcloth and other materials for the sail is part of the reconstruction project to build a full-scale copy of the Ladby Ship, funded by the Augustinus Foundation.This work has been underway since the summer of 2011, with the help of 35 volunteers. In early 2014, a group of experts in dying with plants gathered together, and on the basis of their recommendations, the dying of the linen sailcloth will soon begin. You can follow the sailmaking process throughout 2014 at the museum.

Bytoften

Visit an iron age village in Langeskov.

 

See map

Iron Age

Calendar

Clothes make the man/woman
Every Thursdag from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM
The Viking Museum at Ladby

Would you like to see how Viking clothes are sewn?

Summer Activities
Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3:00 PM from July 4 until August 3
The Viking Museum at Ladby

Come to the Viking Museum in your holidays and play Vikings.

The World of the Ladby King
June 24 until December 30, 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

What did the Vikings look like? What did they believe in? What was their way of living?

News

New light on the past
4. April 2017
Landscape & Archaeology

Data from several thousand detector finds will now, for the first time, will be gathered and studied to throw new light on the transition from the prehistoric period to the historic period.

Odin has arisen
12. October 2016
Archaeology

A fine little metal figure, only 5 cm (2”) tall, popped out of the earth.

Terrific summer at the Viking Museum
7. October 2016
The Viking Museum Ladby

More than 10,000 people visited the Viking Museum at Ladby during the school summer holidays. That is more guests during that period than ever before.

A viking king on a horse found on Eastern Funen
27. May 2016
Vikingemuseet Ladby

The extraordinary find may give us a hint to what the Ladby king may have looked like.