The inner skeleton of the Ladby Ship is being constructed

31. March 2014 | The inner skeleton of the Ladby Ship is being constructed

The sixth row of hull planks, out of eight, is now being mounted and adjusted on the Ladby Ship reconstruction. The next step is to create the inner skeleton, so to speak. The stringers, the beams, and the 32 knees will be added to the hull before the next row of planks are mounted. The eighth row of planks will be of ash wood, which is already being selected. Both fore and aft, extra planking will be added.

In the summer of 2013, the dragon head for the ship was carved, and its mane of iron curls is in place. All it needs now is a coat of paint.

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Launching the Ladby Dragon
Thursday, May 11, 6 PM
The Viking Museum at Ladby

The Ladby Dragon is ready for a new season on the water!

Track the creation of the Ladby Tapestry
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from the middle of June, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
The Viking Museum at Ladby

Watch the embroidery team at work on the Ladby Tapestry.

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
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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.