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Lofotr Viking Museum (NO)

Member of EXARC
Yes

In Borg in Lofoten, archaeologists have excavated the longest Viking house ever found in the world of the Vikings. Close by the original site, the long house has been reconstructed in its full size. The house is open to visitors all year.

In Borg in Lofoten, archaeologists have excavated the longest Viking house ever found in the world of the Vikings. Close by the original site, the long house has been reconstructed in its full size. The house is open to visitors all year...

The Scottish Crannog Centre (UK)

Member of EXARC
Yes

After 17 years of underwater excavations in the Scottish lochs, in 1997 the Scottish Crannog Centre opened its doors at Loch Tay near Kenmore, in the Central Highlands. It is a good mix of experimental archaeology, visitor attraction, an indoor exhibition room as well as an outdoor reconstruction area and finally an activity area used both by tourists and school children.

After 17 years of underwater excavations in the Scottish lochs, in 1997 the Scottish Crannog Centre opened its doors at Loch Tay near Kenmore, in the Central Highlands. It is a good mix of experimental archaeology, visitor attraction, an indoor exhibition room as well as an outdoor reconstruction area...

Matrica Múzeum és Régészeti Park (HU)

Member of EXARC
Yes

Just 25 kilometres south of Budapest in Hungary you will find near the E73 an archaeological reservation measuring 50 hectares, known by the name Százhalombatta which literally refers to the “hundred tumuli” which you will find here. The reservation and its archaeological park is situated near the Danube and is well reachable with public transport.

Just 25 kilometres south of Budapest in Hungary you will find near the E73 an archaeological reservation measuring 50 hectares, known by the name Százhalombatta which literally refers to the “hundred tumuli” which you will find here...

Parco Archeologico e Museo all’Aperto della Terramara di Montale (IT)

Member of EXARC
Yes

The terramara of Montale, near Modena in Northern Italy, is a typical Bronze Age settlement with pile dwellings surrounded by a ditch with water and imposing earthwork fortifications.
Next to the site is an Open-Air Museum with life-size reconstructions of two houses furnished with replicas of the original finds dating back 3500 years.

The terramara of Montale is a typical Bronze Age settlement with pile dwellings surrounded by a ditch with water and imposing earthwork fortifications. Next to the site is an Open-Air Museum with life-size reconstructions of...

Fotevikens Museum (SE)

Member of EXARC
Yes

25 km south of Malmö, Sweden, you will find the Archaeological Open-Air Museum of Foteviken. Inside a city wall open toward the sea, the world’s only attempt to recreate an entire Viking Age town shows a number of streets with 23 houses and homesteads, reflecting life in a late Viking Age and early Middle Age town in 1134 AD.

25 km south of Malmö, Sweden, you will find the Archaeological Open-Air Museum of Foteviken. Inside a city wall open toward the sea, the world’s only attempt to recreate an entire Viking Age town shows a number of streets with 23 houses and homesteads...

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (DE)

Member of EXARC
Yes

The archaeological open-air museum at Unteruhldingen is situated at the Lake Constance in the very south of Germany. It dates back to as long ago as 1922 when the first two ‘Stone Age’ houses were constructed. All reconstructions since (22 so far) are based on lake dwelling excavations in and around the Alps dating to the Stone and Bronze Age.

The archaeological open-air museum at Unteruhldingen is situated at the Lake Constance in the very south of Germany. It dates back to as long ago as 1922 when the first two ‘Stone Age’ houses were constructed. All reconstructions since are based on lake dwelling excavations in...

Araisu Arheologiskais Muzejparks (LV)

Member of EXARC
Yes

Araisi Archaeological Museum Park at the Latvian National History Museum. Between 1965-1975, near Cesis in Latvia, a fortress was excavated in a lake, dating to the 9th century AD. The excavating archaeologist, Prof. Apals, found himself 25 years later leading the on-site reconstruction, leading to the first archaeological open-air museum in this Baltic country.

Araisi Archaeological Museum Park at the Latvian National History Museum. Between 1965-1975, near Cesis in Latvia, a fortress was excavated in a lake, dating to the 9th century AD. The excavating archaeologist, Prof. Apals, found himself 25 years later leading the on-site reconstruction...

Prehistorisch Dorp (NL)

Member of EXARC
Yes

1981, in Eindhoven, a group of teachers got the idea of reconstructing a farm where children would be taught in prehistoric themes. “Learning by doing by yourself” was the starting point. Since that moment, it has developed into an archaeological open-air museum of 2 hectares with about 20,000 schoolchildren and 40,000 tourists visiting annually.

1981, in Eindhoven, a group of teachers got the idea of reconstructing a farm where children would be taught in prehistoric themes. “Learning by doing by yourself” was the starting point. Since that moment, it has developed into an archaeological open-air museum of 2 hectares with...

In memory of Janis Apals

Janis Apals was a good colleague and important to experimental archaeology and archaeological open-air museums in Latvia. "His" archaeological open-air museum - Araisi Lake Fortress, is one of the founding members of EXARC. To our deep regret, Jānis Apals died on February 21st 2011. With Jānis Apals, the international world of experimental archaeology looses a valued friend and colleague...

EXARC an affiliated organisation of ICOM

In the frame of the EU project liveARCH Hartmut Prasch (AT), member of the Executive Council of ICOM took part in a conference at Fotevikens Museum. In the months to follow, members of the EXARC Board met several members of the Executive Council. This led to our application to becoming an ICOM affiliated organisation, status which was granted on 3 December 2009...