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!

Calendar

Meet the Vikings at the Cherry Festival
July 21-22, 11 AM - 4 PM
Kerteminde

Meet the Vikings at the Cherry Festival.

Ghost ship in Kertinge Bay
September 8 - October 21, 7-10 PM
Munkebo Harbour

A Viking ghost ship will be created out of light and water alone, on the water off Munkebo Harbour.

 

News

The Ladby Dragon launched for a new season
18. June 2018
Vikingemuseet Ladby

The Ladby Dragon was launched along with a demonstration of Viking fighting and special holiday buns.

The new Viking house at Bytoften will be finished by the summer
28. March 2018
Landscape and Archaeology

The first turf has been dug for the new Viking house. It will tie things together at this exciting, recreative area with its deep historical roots.

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!