The World of the Ladby King

Tid: June 24 until December 30, 2018
Sted: The Viking Museum at Ladby

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

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

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!