The Ladby Dragon has been nominated for the Funen Culture Prize

26. September 2017 | The Viking Museum at Ladby

Our beautiful Ladby Dragon has just been nominated by the Municipality of Kerteminde for the Funen Culture Prize. We are, of course, very proud.

“The Funen Culture Prize is presented every year by the Funen Cultural Region. The prize is given for either a cultural event or for a work that is of especially high artistic quality. That is measured by how much it has appealed to a broad audience in the course of the year and given them a unique experience within its field. In addition to honour and recognition, the Funen Cultural Prize includes 75,000 kr.”

The Ladby Dragon was finished after five years of construction, and launched for the first time in May, 2016. Now it lies in the water during the warmer months. In the autumn, it is pulled onto land to be maintained and covered for the winter.

We hope they can see the excellence of our Viking ship, The Ladby Dragon, which is an exact copy of the original Ladby Ship from about 925 AD. We are holding our breath!

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The Ladby Tapestry will come home
From March 23, 2018
The Viking Museum at Ladby

Finally, it will once again be possible to view the Ladby Tapestry at the Viking Museum at Ladby. Now in its full length!

Launching the Ladby Dragon
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM
The Viking Museum at Ladby

Now the Ladby Dragon is ready for another season on the water!

News

The Ladby Dragon was in the finals of the Funen Culture Prize
5. December 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

We can say, with pride, that our beautiful Ladby Dragon, launched on May 11, 2016, was one of five finalists for the Funen Culture Prize 2017.

The signal made it!
5. December 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

It worked! It is possible to send a message over long distances with the help of beacons with signal fires - and it is fast!

The mast has been raised on the Ladby Dragon
26. September 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

Now the reconstructed Ladby Ship has been fitted out with mast and rigging.

We will soon expand the Viking Museum
26. September 2017
The Viking Museum at Ladby

With the newly acquired acreage (4.5 hectares, or 11.1 acres) at our disposal, we can now improve accessability, expand our teaching facilities and make the museum an even better place for an outing.