Archaeological Open-Air Museum

The Archaeological Open-Air Site of the Museum of Prehistory MAMUZ and Its Cultural Touristic Development

Matthias Pacher (AT)
MAMUZ is the new name that combines the Lower Austrian museum of prehistory Niederösterreich Asparn/Zaya and the museum centre Museumszentrum Mistelbach to create a centre of experiences and knowledge covering 40,000 years of the history of the human race. Using the example of its archaeological open-air site, the museum of prehistory MAMUZ aims to...

The Influence of Spatial Structure on the Economic Value of an Archaeological Park

Andreja Breznik (SI)
This article is a summary of a presentation held at the conference in Mistelbach in 2015, “Archaeological Reconstructions and Tourism”. The conference topic leads us to a more consistent approach to reconstructions and tourism. All who work in the heritage sector know that all types of museums have a great influence on the tourism sector...

Towards a Best Practise of Volunteer Use Within Archaeological Open-air Museums: an Overview with Recommendations for Future Sustainability and Growth

Andrew Spencer (UK)
For many archaeological open-air museums (AOAMs), volunteers are an essential and highly visible component of an effective institution. Volunteers bring museums to life with meaningful interpretive contacts, and offer institutions the opportunity to broaden their mission and complete tasks that may not otherwise be possible...

Musée Gallo-Romain de Saint-Romain-en-Gal - Vienne (FR)

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Yes

Thirty kilometres to the south of Lyon and on the right bank of the Rhône River, the archaeological site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal – Vienne offers more than three hectares (7.5 acres) of archaeological vestiges of a neighbourhood of the Roman city of Vienne.
During Antiquity, Vienne, as it was known, was the capital of a vast territory covering the Dauphiné and Savoy regions that stretched over each side of the Rhône.

Thirty kilometres to the south of Lyon and on the right bank of the Rhône River, the archaeological site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal – Vienne offers more than three hectares (7.5 acres) of archaeological vestiges of a neighbourhood of the Roman city of Vienne...

Randa Ardesca (FR)

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No

Randa Ardesca, Archeosite Ardèche is an associative and collective project managed by the Helviorum association. Helviorum association, site manager: the Helviorum association which bears the project is directed by a collegial group: a board of directors consisting of co-chairmen (see composition in 2015 at the end of the article). It consists currently of thirty volunteer members invested in the management and construction of the site.

SCI "Archeosite Ardèche" brings together associations and individuals interested in supporting the project. SCI bought the land to make it available to the association. This kind of solidarity savings allowed the property's control and guarantees sustainability of the project.

To start, the project revolves around the construction of a fortified gallic village of fifth century BC. and crafts workshops from the gallo-roman period. These workshops are presented according to the principles of living history by organizers and craftsmen in historical costume.

Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum (EN)

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No

Jarrow Hall is on the banks of the river Tyne and features a museum 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, Jarrow Hall is managed by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle, a charitable trust that helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way. Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Musuem celebrates the inspirational work and life of The Venerable Bede (673-735) at the double monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow. The site is is situated nearby the present-day church of St.

Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter AS (NO)

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No

Stiklestad is the battlefield where King Olav Haraldsson fell 29. July 1030, and he became known as St. Olav. The battle of Stiklestad represents the introduction of Christianity in Norway. The consequences of the battle were huge and led to that Norway got its first kingdom which eventually led to the state of Norway. Christianity was accepted as the only legal religion, after the killing of the Viking king Olav Haraldsson here. He became a saint and is today known worldwide as the saint of unification. The battle and the saint king made it possible for Stiklestad to act as a symbol of both Christianity and the kingdom.

The Stiklestad National Culture Centre has since 1996 been responsible for disseminating knowledge about St Olav. "The St Olav Drama" is presented on an open air stage at Stiklestad every year at the end of July. This is the oldest and largest open air theatre in Scandinavia. The centre offers exciting exhibitions, the Olav Museum, burial mounds and a Folk Museum. Throughout the year there are concerts, theater performances and family arrangements here. Today the centre also includes a culture house, a medieval farm Stiklastadir as well as an open air theatre and a hotel.

Keltendorf Mitterkirchen (AT)

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Yes

At Mitterkirchen, in the local area called Lehen you will get acquainted with the life back 2700 years ago, in the Iron Age period referred to as the Hallstatt Era. Excavations of about 80 graves took place here in the 1980s leading to the construction of an archaeological open-air museum with over 20 houses and workshops.

At Mitterkirchen, in the local area called Lehen you will get acquainted with the life back 2700 years ago, in the Iron Age period referred to as the Hallstatt Era. Excavations of about 80 graves took place here in the 1980s leading to the construction of an archaeological open-air museum with over 20 houses and workshops...

Vitlycke Museum (SE)

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Yes

Vitlycke Museum is an experiential and educative centre for the World Heritage Site at Tanum. We aim to enlighten the public by explaining the Bronze Age and the World Heritage Site and to increase the awareness and interest about this period, its locational context and our rock carvings. This is carried out by way of our pedagogic and public activities aimed at schools, groups of visitors and individuals through our exhibitions, the reconstructed Bronze Age settlement and by inviting the public to visit the rock carvings.

Vitlycke Museum is an experiential and educative centre for the World Heritage Site at Tanum. We aim to enlighten the public by explaining the Bronze Age and the World Heritage Site and to increase the awareness and interest about this period...