Witch Museum – new museum in Ribe
A new museum chronicling the persecution of witches will open in Ribe, one of Scandinavia’s oldest cities. The museum will be housed in Quedens Gaard, a building dating back to the 1580s – a time when witches were burnt at stake not only in Ribe but all-across Denmark.
The Witch Museum will highlight the stories of the 11 women persecuted for witchcraft in Ribe and will also include a wider international perspective. Worldwide, more than 10,000 women are still persecuted for sorcery each year.
The exhibitions in the heritage building in central Ribe covering 600m2 on three floors will be developed in association with designers from Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus. Among the features at the museum will be a children’s section and a recreated dungeon.
Also located in the heritage complex of Quedens Gaard in Ribe is a newly opened museum dedicated to the life and work of photographer and social reformist Jacob A. Riis.
What: Witch Museum
Where: Ribe, South Jutland
Opening: June 2020