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“Back in Time Nearly 2000 Years”
Review of Ladbyskibet

Reviewed June 12, 2013

During a visit to Denmsrk in May 2013, my wife and I greatly enjoyed our visit to the Ladby Viking Shjp Grave
and Museum.. It gave us a sense of the courage the Vikings had in sailing the oceans in an open boat with relatively
little free board and one sail and some 32 strong oarsmen to move it.. I wondered how the heavy ship was pulled up the slope from the Fjord and concluded in my mind that it was by the eleven horses which were buried in the Boat along with the Captain.

The actual buried old boat was hard to discern when you first enter the glass enclosed underground chamber until
your eyes adjust to the lighting. I was impressed with the manner that a creative engineer had stabilized the preservation of the boat.

At the Museum Site , the construction of a replica of the boat to scale was fascinating and the description of how the oak logs were split and the method of fastening the lapstreak type hull with iron rivets was most interesting.. I took several pictures of the boat under construction and read about its dimensions as an exact replica of the dimensions of the buried Ladby Viking Boat.

Finally, we enjoyed the Museum itself with the friendly attendant and my wife purchased a small necklace replica of the Viking boat and I purchased a Viking boat and sailed it all the way back from Denmark to Palm Harbor Florida ( in a little box on the SAS flight home ! )

Thanks to Klaus Petersen for taking us to this historic site which we greatly enjoyed and recommend to all

Ralph and Millie Roberts
Palm Harbor Florida USA

4  Thank Ralph R
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

This viking museum is worth visiting. Far out in the countryside close to Kerteminde - North East of the Island Funen, Denmark. Go by car - or bike - have someone take you.
You'll find a small but very nice viking museum close to the only existing original vikingship grave - and it is open to visitors via the museum which shows original artifacts from the grave and the area.
In front of the museum we find the reconstruction building site of the Ladby vikingship. One trained vikingship builder together with some 30 local volunteers build this 1:1 reconstruction of a 32 oars warship to be launched in 2014 for sailing in Danish waters. Wood cutting and smithie people working the viking way - on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

4  Thank PederDH
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is surprisingly interesting. It is the only found Vikingship burial in Denmark - and it is kept in its original location on the brink of the fjord. We went there with no high expectations but were surprised with all the summeractivities (only on Wednesdays). Volunteers are building a true copy of the ship and our kids were taking into a universe of Vikings - put into Viking-like dress, cooking, tasks, etc. like a roleplay. Both kids and us parents learned about Danish Viking life and had fun.

Thank BoBusk
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Genaraly very good, but the ship hall is under rebuilding, so all the info about the ship was not vissible.

Thank Rasmus B
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

(actually its not in odense but in kerteminde district in the village of ladby, near the coast !)
interesting displays giving insight into viking life and settlements in the area at different periods.(inside the underground vault where the burial ship is displayed its rather cold, you might want to take a jacket) wheelchair acces possible most of the place.
there are varying outdoor activities during summer, including carpentry on a livesize replica of the ship and sometimes there is an outdoor viking "tent" where one can get samples og viking food, cooked/baked over open fire.. once or twice a year there are viking markets or special days where children can live as an iron-age serf for a day.
(the iron age village site of "bytoften" at røjrupvej in 5550 langeskov (ca 12km south) - free entrance - should be seen as well if one is interested in history. there are viking events there too sometimes. more specific info: contact kerteminde turistcenter.)
you can take packed lunch and enjoy the outdoor premises .the shop only offers sweets and icecream (but also brochures/books, replica of jewlry/paraphernalia), nice amber jewellery!
dogs on leash allowed outdoors.
they have small boatshaped carts to transport toddlers around, stroller no problem.

4  Thank rikkemaria
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