Tours & introductions

Tours and introductions

Our expert guides will be more than happy to take you on a tour of the history of witch hunts.

Introduction to HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt
12 people maximum
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: DKK 750 + admission fee
Time: Every day during opening times
Languages: Danish, English, German

Before exploring the exhibition on your own, a guide will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of HEX! The guide will explain the best way to explore the exhibits, tell you the story of how the museum came about and shed light on Ribe the town of witches and the creepy, bizarre and surprising details surrounding some of the items in the museum.

Guided Tour of HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt
12 people maximum
Duration: 1 hour
Price: DKK 1500 + admission fee
Time: Every day during opening times from 4.00 or 5.00 pm
Languages: Danish, English, German
Two guided tours can be conducted at the same time 

One of the expert Ribe guides will tell you all about the museum and the story it tells of how rumours and fear gave rise to the witch hunts. You will learn about everyday superstitions and about the role of the Church and scholars in identifying witches. After the execution of between 40,000 and 60,000 people in Europe, suddenly the witch hunts ceased. Learn why and hear exciting, gripping and often incredible stories about both the victims and the perpetrators of the witch hunts.

 Meet a HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt Researcher
25 people maximum
Duration: 1 hour
Price: DKK 2200 (2700 after 5.00 pm)
Time: Every weekday between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Languages: Danish, English
The lecture takes place in the beautiful setting of the Old Town Hall near HEX!
Coffee and cake are available for purchase – you can consume them during the lecture
The lecture can be combined with a guided tour – see the description and price above.

 HEX! The Museum of Witch Hunt tells a story that is based on research. But there was no way of incorporating into the HEX! exhibits all the knowledge the museum staff have accumulated. That is why we are offering you this opportunity to join one of the museum’s historians to delve even deeper into the bleak history of witch hunts in Denmark and Europe in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The lecture will provide you with even more knowledge about the destinies, objects and historical contexts that feature in the exhibits. By prior arrangement, it may be possible, to some extent, to angle the lecture to accommodate the particular interests of the audience.

Write to us and tell us
Your full name
Your email address
Your phone number
The date of your visit
Number of attendees
Which ‘package’ you wish to book
Write to us at booking@sydvestjyskemuseer.dk
We will get back to you as soon as possible to make the final plan.