The Ladby Ship and Viking Museum

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In 1935, at Ladby, on the island of Fyn in Denmark, the world's only known viking ship still situated in its burial mound was discovered. Buried in 925 AD, along with the King of Ladby, this 21.5 meter long and 3 meter wide ship was covered along with many of the king's possessions, including 11 horses and 3 dogs. The original anchor and chain still lie in the bow of the ship. At some point in history, the grave was plundered, and the king and many of his possessions were removed. Excavated by the National Museum of Denmark and archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen, a concrete dome was later built over the ship - funded by Mikkelsen himself. The museum exhibits the remaining findings from the grave - as well as a recreation - known as The Dead Ship, a modern day tapestry with wool from Bayeaux telling tales from the viking times, and an authentically recreated ship called the Ladby Dragon. The ship itself lies in the water - but there is no admittance aboard. Opening hours are seasonal: September - May: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 June - August: Everyday 10:00 - 17:00 Photo Credits: CC BY-SA 3.0,
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  • Vikingevej 123, 5300 Kerteminde, Denmark
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    Standard 80.00 DKK
    Group 70.00 DKK
    Students 60.00 DKK
    Kids 0.00 DKK Under 18
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