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. 

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A Viking house of the same type as those found at Trelleborg has been found on Munkebo Hill
26. June 2017
Landscape & Archaeology

New find gives strength to archaeologists’ theory that Munkebo Hill was used in the Viking period as a strategic lookout to monitor trade routes in Odense Fjord and in Kerteminde Fjord.

New light on the past
4. April 2017
Landscape & Archaeology

Data from several thousand detector finds will now, for the first time, will be gathered and studied to throw new light on the transition from the prehistoric period to the historic period.

Odin has arisen
12. October 2016
Archaeology

A fine little metal figure, only 5 cm (2”) tall, popped out of the earth.

Terrific summer at the Viking Museum
7. October 2016
The Viking Museum Ladby

More than 10,000 people visited the Viking Museum at Ladby during the school summer holidays. That is more guests during that period than ever before.