The Ladby Dragon was in the finals of the Funen Culture Prize

05. 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.

Unfortunately, we were beat at the finish line by the Heartland Festival, when the Funen Culture Prize 2017 was presented by the Funen Cultural Region on Monday, November 13 at the Helios Theatre, Faaborg.

In regards to the prize, the Funen Cultural Region writes that it is given “for either a cultural event or 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.”

We are very pleased and proud that the Funen Cultural Region and the jury can see these qualities in the Ladby Dragon and its launching in 2016, just as we can. The launching was called “an impressive historical and cultural event” by Lene Høsthaab, chairman of the political steering committee for the Funen Cultural Region.

The nomination, the place in the finals and the finals party were a huge tribute to all of you who faithfully and carefully built and then launched the Ladby Dragon over the course of six years.

Therefore we say, congratulations to all of you, as well as to the winner this year, the Heartland Festival 2016.

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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!

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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.