Ribe was at the centre of the Danish witch trials, the most famous of which, involving tailor’s wife Maren Spliids, who was burnt at the stake in 1641, was played out in the streets surrounding the museum.Some of the buildings from that time survive to this day, creating an authentic backdrop to the museum’s gripping tale.
Nogle af bygningerne står der endnu og skaber en autentisk ramme om museets gribende fortælling.
Track down the witch fear of the past. Buildings and objects in many places hide secret signs that testify to the belief in witchcraft that existed for centuries: the magic protection marks. In buildings, these marks are often seen beside openings or places of transition such as doors, windows and fireplaces. The marks are often carved in.
Go on the hunt for witch signs in the museum and in the Ribe streets.
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Tickets may be bought in advance. We also offer group tickets and tickets for five museums in five days. Tickets can also be purchased in the museum shop.Tickets and prices
The HEX! building also houses the Jacob A. Riis Museum, which tells the memorable story of photographer and reformer Jacob A. Riis, who emigrated from Ribe to America. We have made a combined ticket for admission to both HEX! and the Jacob A. Riis Museum.Buy tickets for both museums here
Look forward to visiting HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt. The stories of witch hunts and witch trials in Denmark and Europe are exciting tales of fear and horror that we have difficulties in understanding today.
The stories are unsuitable for small children and we recommend that child visitors should be 10 years of age or older.
Our knowledgeable guides and researchers look forward to taking you on a journey through the history of witch hunting. A number of options are available and we are more than happy to pt together a programme just for you.Read more about guided tours
In our friendly shop you will find applied arts with a historic twist, books, posters, hand-dipped candles, mineral soaps and a myriad of fun little knick-knacks.Read more about the museum shop