Welcome to the story about Tollund Man
On May 8, 1950 the police in Silkeborg received an alarming message. During a peat digging 2 days earlier a body had been discovered in a bog close to Bjældskovdal, an area located approximately 10 kilometers west of Silkeborg. The finders believed they had found a murder victim and consequently notified the police. Once the police learned that the body had been discovered 2 1/2 meters into the peat and that there were no signs of recent digging they were almost certain that it was more a case for the people at Museum Silkeborg than the police.
In this part of Museum Silkeborg’s website you can read more about Tollund Man, how he was discovered, how he died and why he is so well preserved. He was found in the Bjældskovdal bog in 1950, and has been at Silkeborg Manor since 1952 where thousands of people from around the world flock to see him. A meeting with Tollund Man is a meeting with the past – face to face.