Ringkøbing Town is an idyllic market town from the 1400s, where you will find charming paved streets, beautiful old town houses and grocery stores, which together save on history from and bygone times. At Ringkøbing Museum you can experience exciting exhibitions, guide tours and visit the cozy museum shop.
Exhibitions about World War II
"Flyvere i natten (Aviators of the Night)” is an exhibition that makes you aware of the history of the English bombers, the Lancastere, who flew over the west coast of Denmark during World War II. The focal point of the exhibition is a large 1:1 scale recreation of a Lancaster. Through the audio, film, original objects and large format images, the exhibition tells us about the planes that crashed, their missions and about the people behind.
At the museum you can also see a mini-exhibition: ”Hvad bunkeren gemte - en tysk soldat fortæller (What the bunkers hid - a German soldier tells)”. Most German bunkers were abandoned and emptied in 1945 or shortly thereafter, but some of them was completely covered with sand and remained untouched until after a storm appeared at Søndervig in 2008.
In the exhibition you enter the reconstructed bunker and can see the film about the German soldier Gerhard Saalfeld. During the war he lived in the "lost" piles and several of the exhibited items belonged to him.
City exhibition and city walk
200 years of town hall history have been attempted at the Ringkøbing Museum at the Judges Office in the exhibition: ”Byens hus – amtets hus (The city house - the county house)".
At the Judges Office you can also experience the old market town depicted in paintings from around the year 1800. The city exhibition is a great starting point for a city walk around the streets - where many of the houses still stand. Ringkøbing Museum often organizes city walks in Ringkøbing town.
Bunker trips to the Houvig Fortress north of Søndervig
Join the World War II fortress, see the piles from inside, feel the wind and hear the story. Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum organizes guided tours to the large bunker plant north of Søndervig year-round. Meeting point: Houvig Strand Parking lot.
Ringkøbing Museum is part of Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, where you can experience history where it happened. This museum consists of a series of authentic buildings that all tell the tale of the life lived there throughout the ages and how the landscape shaped them.
At Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, history isn’t locked up in glass cabinets. Here you get to experience LIVE HISTORY with all your senses – history reenactments, guided tours, and activities for kids. With a week or year round pass, you get a discount, by visiting several locations. Kids and teenagers under the age of 18 are free of charge when accompanying an adult. The week pass can be purchased at the different locations.
If you would like to know more about Lyngvig Fyr, opening hours, prices, event and activity dates, please visit www.levendehistorie.dk/ringkoebingmuseum or keep up at www.facebook.com/ringkoebingmuseum.