Family activities

Spend an exciting afternoon with the family at the museum. Remember that children and young people under 18 have free admittance.

HISTORY HUNT: Dog poo and Viking bling

Our community with the Viking age is everywhere: in the kitchen, in the living room and in the jewelry box there are things that the Vikings also used in their daily lives.

Find things that point to our community with the Vikings - such as dogs and their poos! You can find some of these in the Vikings exhibition at Ribes Vikinger along with many other great finds from excavations in Ribe town.

The findings tell the story of how the Vikings traded, worked and made fantastic crafts. They also talk about daily life, death and the old Norse faith.


For children: Make your own coat of arms
16/10- 24/10

Come and draw your own coat of arms and take part in a competition where we draw lots for medieval prizes from the shop.

In the Middle Ages, every self-respecting knight wore a coat of arms.
He used it on his shield, his flag, his armor suits, the horse's blanket, as an indoor decoration on his castle and many other places.

Each noble family had its color and motif. Eg. the Danish king had three blue lions with crowns on and nine red hearts on a gold-colored background.

What colors and motifs do you want to use to tell about yourself?

Get inspiration for flags and coats of arms in the special exhibition about Dannebrog or in the activity exhibition "Dagmar and Valdemar", where you can also play knight in a deadly tournament or look after Dagmar's son in the fine queen's room.


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