Archaeological Open-Air Museum

Vikingvalley (NO)

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Viking Valley, Gudvangen - in the heart of the unique UNESCO listed Norwegian fjord landscape - is the setting for the town of Njardarheimr, bringing to life the real history and culture of the Viking Age.

Viking Valley is a two hours’ drive from Bergen (five hours from Oslo). Here, between the fjord and the mountains the Naeroyfjord area was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2005, and has been described by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Vacation in the Past - Effective Heritage Interpretation through Education

Réka Vasszi (HU)
Heritage sites are breathing memories from the past; however, visitors can hardly imagine or experience the ancient life on the spot. In fact, these visits are supposed to conjure up journeys back into the past and park managers should facilitate such experiences by the most effective means possible in order to help tourists gain an immersive ‘past experience’...

Poblado Cántabro de Argüeso (ES)

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From 1995 onward, the association Cantabria Ancestral worked with enthusiasm and many friends to create a site themed with the Iberian Iron Age at the Iberian peninsula. The original site was excavated by the Italian archaeologist Vitrubio.

From 1995 onward, the association Cantabria Ancestral worked with enthusiasm and many friends to create a site themed with the Iberian Iron Age at the Iberian peninsula. The original site was excavated by the Italian archaeologist Vitrubio...

Volunteer to building a replica Neolithic longhouse

Would you like to be involved in a unique project?

Using authentic tools and traditional techniques, Jersey Heritage volunteers are building a replica Neolithic longhouse at La Hougue Bie. We need more volunteer helpers and the only criteria are to be at least 18 years old, willing to learn and to get your hands dirty… Managed and inspired by ancient technology expert Luke Winter of Historic Concepts Ltd. the volunteers work hard all year round. Like their Neolithic ancestors they’re undeterred by cold, wet or windy weather...

Monterenzio Archaeological Museum and Monte Bibele (IT)

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The organisation covers both the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Monterenzio and the Monte Bibele Area of Archaeological and Natural Interest (L'area archeologico-naturalistica di Monte Bibele). The new museum exhibition, inaugurated in 2015, is dedicated to the archaeological finds of the Idice and Zena valleys, and it shows the culture of Apennine people from Prehistory to Roman Age.

The association "Arc.a Monte Bibele" is managing Monterenzio and Monte Bibele Museum and Archaeological area. The museum exhibition is focused on the reconstruction of two houses...

Bede's World Museum (EN)

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Bede’s World is a museum on the banks of the river Tyne devoted to the life and times of a Benedictine monk called Bede (673 – 735). Bede is known for an important book by means of which he got known as “father of English history”.

Located in one of the most deprived areas in England, Bede’s World charitable trust celebrates the inspirational work and life of The Venerable Bede (673-735) and early Anglo-Saxon culture, and is a gateway to the candidate Wearmouth-Jarrow World Heritage site. The vision of Bede’s World is to increase public understanding and appreciation of the world of Bede and his enduring legacy of culture, science, learning, innovation, creativity and his construction of English identity.

Svargas - The Historical and Cultural Centre of the Viking Yard (RU)

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Svargas - Сваргас - The historical and cultural centre of the Viking yard was founded in 2004 and now has four 11th century reconstructed houses like in the Novgorodian, Karelian or East Swedish Viking way.

Project members are engaged in research aimed at the reconstruction of social relations and everyday life in early medieval period of military democracy, as well as the study of general historical, archaeological issues, "the Viking age".
It is a fortress, recreated in life-size, of the Baltic Slavs in the 8th-11th centuries AD (Viking Age).

Archeoparc Liptovia (SK)

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Civic organisation Archeopark Liptovia is a voluntary organization associating people with an interest in presentation, protection, research and education in historical, cultural, folklore, national and natural heritage of Slovakia and Liptov region.

Archeopark Liptovia is a unique project of living ancient village consisting of a complex of prehistoric buildings, which is documenting the settlement of Slovakia from the Stone Age to the Great Migration period.

Castrum Corcagiensis - Roman Experimental Archaeology in Ireland

Martin McAree (IE)
Barrack blocks were a central feature in any Roman fort and functioned as the living spaces for a Century and its officers. While Roman forts varied in size from just over an acre for a simple ‘numerius’ fort, to over 55 acers for some large ‘legionary’ forts such as Deva (Chester), the layout of a barrack block...

Steinzeitdorf Kussow (DE)

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The Stone Age Village at Kussow exists of several huts and houses with North German excavations of the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic period as source.

There is a model of a long grave, a garden with old types of plants as well as an area with old breeds of animals. Finally, there is an exhibition of copies of Mesolithic and Neolithic tools. The museum runs a program of experimental and experiential archaeology combined with living history. Tourists can do activities such as weaving, pottery, shooting bow and arrow as well as shooting with the atlatl.
School programmes start with a video and a tour through the Stone Age village, following by aforementioned activities.