65 sq. meters of sailcloth for the new Ladby Ship

24. March 2014 | 65 sq. meters of sailcloth for the new Ladby Ship

The Vikings were known far and wide for their trailblazing navigation skills. That's why the big sail for the one-to-one reconstruction of the Ladby Ship is so important. The 65 sq. meters of sailcloth to be used for the sail has now arrived at the Viking Museum at Ladby, and during the coming year, volunteers from the Sail & Rig group will be dying the cloth blue and gold, sewing the sail and attaching rope to it. The finished sail will sport blue and gold vertical stripes!

The purchase of sailcloth and other materials for the sail is part of the reconstruction project to build a full-scale copy of the Ladby Ship, funded by the Augustinus Foundation.This work has been underway since the summer of 2011, with the help of 35 volunteers. In early 2014, a group of experts in dying with plants gathered together, and on the basis of their recommendations, the dying of the linen sailcloth will soon begin. You can follow the sailmaking process throughout 2014 at the museum.

Calendar

Summer activities
Week 27-31
Vikingemuseet Ladby

Fun for the whole family at the Viking Museum at Ladby.

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

Magic artwork of water and light in Munkebo Harbour.

News

The Ladby Dragon launched for a new season
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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

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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!