The museum at Trelleborg opened in 1995. Most of the material that had been found during the previous excavations was then transferred to the National Museum. Some of the materials that were recovered have been conserved, including boat parts and a log, which should lend themselves to dendrochronological dating.

In 2004, the exhibition was modernised and a model showing the fortress defences in cross section were added as well as new exhibition texts. These tell the story of Trelleborg and provide visitors with information on the Viking Age in general.

The exhibition includes most of the archaeological finds from the excavations. You can see tools, weapons, timber objects, ceramics and a large number of other finds, together with four of the best-preserved skeletons from the site.

You can also try out reconstructed chain mail, helmets and weapons and get a real sense of the Viking Age.

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