Welcome to HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt

When people fear other people! The museum tells the grim story of the ‘witch fear’ that took serious hold in Denmark and the rest of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. This led to the infamous witch trials and their dreadful consequences.

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.

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CHILDREN. Not Witches!

Exhibition about the aid organization Land of Hope, which has saved dozens of children from the superstitions of adults.

Until 13th April.

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Book your ticket online

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.

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Two museums, one ticket

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.

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Plan your visit to HEX!

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.

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Guided tours

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.

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Make a discovery in the museum shop

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.

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