Expansion of the Viking Museum

19. January 2015 | Vikingemuseum Ladby

The Kerteminde Town Council, at a council meeting in on December 18, 2014, voted on a local development plan for the area around the Viking Museum at Ladby, making it possible to expand the museum over the next few years. The expansion will create space for new exhibitions, a harbour for Viking ships in the fjord, more parking space, a café, teaching workshops, a Viking playground for children and the re-creation of the Viking-era landscape. In all, the acreage of the museum will increase by 15 acres (6 hectares).

The expansion will make it possible to exhibit all 600 of the objects found during excavations at the Ladby Ship, many of which are still at the National Museum. There will also be space for special exhibitions, an historical workshop for school groups and workshops for volunteer handcrafting, for example a blacksmith shop and a fire pit for cooking.

The museum’s architect, Poul Ingemann, is putting the final touches on sketches for the new building. Then the final project description will be written, followed by grant-writing to obtain funding for the expansion that the local development plan has made possible.

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
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!