The World of the Ladby King

Tid: June 24 until December 30, 2017
Sted: The Viking Museum at Ladby

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

The exhibition opening is on June 23 at 3:00 PM.

Dive into a story about the Viking pagan princes – their daily life, homes, death and religion.

Ladby Viking Museum is a museum dedicated to Denmark’s only known Viking ship burial. It tells the story of the ship grave from about 920, where a Viking King was buried in his magnificent Viking ship along with rich and splendid burial gifts. The Ladby King belonged to society’s absolute top – yes, it was a princely, or regal, funeral.

With the exhibition ‘The World of the Ladby King’, the Ladby Viking Museum adds a new chapter to the story of the King in the grave. Here we have collected all the great questions we encounter on the tours and in the shop. The questions are mainly about the Ladby King’s daily life, environment and living conditions.

This is essentially a big puzzle, where archaeology, history, osteology, linguistics, runeology, etc., contribute to our understanding of Viking society and its forgotten and lost customs. Every piece of the puzzle counts, and it’s a story where the last chapter is far from told. 

Calendar

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 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.

The Sword Bead from Munkebo Hill was a Showpiece
26. September 2017
Landscape & Archaeology

A proud and a wealthy Viking must have owned the sword that had a sword bead on it, which was found in connection with the excavations on Munkebo Hill.

In the Iron Age, they made iron at Selleberg
26. September 2017
Landscape & Archaeology

Two bloomeries (smelting furnaces) from ca. 200 AD were found between Marslev and Birkende.