Autumn Break 2017

We are looking very much forward to the Autumn Break!

Many exciting things are happening in our museums – come and join the fun!

The Viking Museum at Ladby invites everyone into the world of the Vikings, where you can shoot with bows and arrows and learn about the Vikings’ dogs and horses. You can built your own kite and learn how to sew the beautiful Ladby Tapestry at the Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde. And at the Mayor’s Yard in Nyborg we will be cooking food from the Renaissance, while you experience what it was like being a child during that time – We wonder if you would prefer the Renaissance to today?

You will find activities and "hygge" in all of our museums in all of week 42 – October 16 to 22! See where and when and learn more about the different activities by following the links below.

Note: Opening hours and timetables for activities vary between museums in the Autumn Break. 

We are looking forward to seeing you!


The Viking Museum at Ladby

Family activity:
The World of the Vikings
Shoot with a bow and arrow, make a Viking horse, and hear about Odin's horse Sleipnir!
Mondag 16 to Friday 20, 12 to 3 PM.

Family activity:
Virtual Reality: We are forging Viking swords
Forge a digital Viking sword.
Monday 16 to Friday 20, 10 AM to 3 PM.

Family activity:
The Ladby Dragon will be pulled on land
Be there when we bring the Viking ship ashore for the winter.
Saturday October 21, 1 PM.

For children
Guessing competition: Traces of the Vikings
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

The World of the Ladby King
Dive into a story about the Viking pagan princes – their daily life, homes, death and religion.
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

The King of Ladby's Clothing Chest
Come and have a look into the Vikings' wardobe. 
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

Family activity: 
Meet the Costume Ladies, who sew Viking clothes
Clothes make the man/woman. Come and see how Viking clothes are made. 
Thursday October 19, 10 AM - 1 PM. 


Nyborg Castle

Family activity:
Ride your two wheeler to the Reformation
Ride your bike on a journey to explore the picturesque landscape of Eastern Funen and get fantastic insight into history in a fun and healthy way. 

For children:
Monkey-hunt for small explorers
Find out how many monkeys are hiding out at Nyborg Castle. Count them and win a stuffed monkey.
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM.

For children:
Archaeological sandbox
Hunt for old coins like an archaeologist.
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM.

This special exhibition tells about Nyborg's leading role in the drama of the Reformation in Denmark.
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM.

The Changeable Castle
See what the archeological investigations of the past six years have unveiled about the history of the castle! 
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.


The Mayor's Yard in Nyborg

Family activity:
The Children's Mirror - Children's life in the Renaissance
Do you know what good behaviour was in the Renaissance? What do you think they ate? Come and visit the Mayor's Yard and find out!
Monday to Friday, 10 AM - 2:30 PM.

Let Johanne and Jacob Lerche show you around in their family's old house and learn about the Lerche family, merchants and mayors in the Renaissance. 
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM.


The Johannes Larsen Museum 

Family activity:
A Sewing School for all Ages
Come and embroider with the originator of the Ladby Tapestry, Inge Svensmark.
Remember to sign up for participlation.
Monday to Friday, 11 AM - 3 PM.

Family activity:
Make your own kite
Will your kite fly?
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 AM - 3 PM.

Family activity:
We make juice from apples in the garden
Come and have a taste!
Wednesday, 1 - 4 PM.

For children:
Art Treasure Hunt
Can you help the museum to find the missing motifs?
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

Famility activity:
Meet some of the embrodierers from the Ladby Tapestry
Have a chat about the creation of the beautiful tapestry.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 AM - 2 PM.

1917: A NEW ERA
1917: The year a new direction in Danish art was set by leading artists and authors in Johannes Larsen's home.
Monday to Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

The Ladby Tapestry
Experience the Ladby Tapestry in its full length.
Monday to Sunady, 10 AM - 4 PM.


Farvergården or The Dyer's Yard in Kerteminde
Autum Break at The Dyer's Yard
We embrace the Autumn when we make wreaths, lanterns and headbands out of leaves, do potato prints and bake oat cakes. Come join us! 
Tuesday to Thursday, October 17 - 19, 10:30 AM - 3 PM.


Toldboden or The Old Customs House in Kerteminde
Local enterprice - seen through historical glasses
Get a glimpse of the blossoming business life in small parishes in olden times.
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM.


Høkeren or The Peddlar's Shop in Kerteminde
The museum store is open for the Autumn Break.


Feb. 3 - April 29, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Experience an exhibition created by sculptor Lars Abrahamsen og by author/poet Eske K. Mathiesen.

VIEW - Jes Fomsgaard
Feb. 9 - May 13, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Experience one of Denmark’s most notable artists in this anniversary exhibition.

Carl Emil Petersen - solo, spring 2018
March 8, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Come to the Johannes Larsen Museum to experience this fantastic musician on his first-ever solo tour.

GREEN - Christine Swane, Modernist
May 19 - Sept. 9, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Welcome to the green world of Christine Swane


The Coffee House will be temporarily closed
6. February 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.

Nyborg Castle is being restored
17. January 2018

A significant part of the big castle project in Nyborg is a thorough restoration of the Royal Palace and of the remains of the central watch tower. A pilot project has just begun.

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!