grutte pier and his sword
folk hero or pirate
The sword of Grutte Pier is now on show in the exhibition Story of Friesland in the Fries Museum. In 2022-2023 the sword was on show in the exhibition on show in the exhibition Freedom, Feuds & Purgatory: The Middle Ages in the North. This exhibition shared new scientific insights about life in the North during the full and late Middle Ages. The idiosyncratic, lost world of Friesland between 1067-1567 is brought to life using the Fries Museum’s wide-ranging archaeological collection of medieval objects, supplemented with (inter)national loans.