Museum of Southwest Jutland is the state-recognized cultural historical museum in the municipality of Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark.
The museum is the region’s largest and most far-reaching cultural and historical organization, operating museums, education programs, annual events, exhibitions, research, publications and lectures. The museum runs the archaeological responsibilities in a number of municipalities.
The museum is part of the nationwide museum network and is tasked with the collection, registration, conservation and research in its area. We strive to secure Danish heritage and illustrate changes in people’s living from ancient to modern times.
We are active in collaborations and exchanges on both a national and international level. Most recently we participated in ‘Dragons of the Northern Seas: The Viking Age of Denmark’, a Viking Age exhibition in Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China. In 2017 we will return the favor, hosting Suzhou Museum’s exhibit in Ribe Viking Museum.