The Middelaldercentret in Denmark is known for its trebuchets, a type of medieval casting machine. Sadly in 2021 the small one died, after 30 years of use, and the big one is also an elderly lady who will not last much longer. Our colleagues in Denmark contacted us: we are going to build a new trebuchet in 2023, and you are invited to help spreading the word.
Building a trebuchet is not easy and it is expensive. We will do it the medieval way, and involve the local community, the local schools and teach people about medieval crafts. But we also want to involve a much wider community: our fellow nerds, re-enactors, history lovers and craftspeople around the world!