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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North (UK)

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Beamish is a living, working museum that uses its collections to connect with people from all walks of life and tells the story of everyday life in the North East of England. The museum presents everyday life in the 1820s, the early 1900s, the 1940s and the 1950s in both rural and urban landscapes. Beamish also has a fully working tramway and bus service that operates on a daily basis to transport visitors around the museum.

The museums 1820s area includes stories about the development of the railways at the Waggonway, a recreation of the home of renowned Georgian quilter Joseph Headley, St Helen's Church, moved to the museum from Eston near Middlesbrough and Pockerley Old Hall, the home of a tenant farmer.

In the 1900s Pit Village you can visit a row of Pit Cottages, a Fried Fish Shop, a School, a Weslyan Methodist Chapel from nearby Beamish village, Pit Pony Stables and a Silver Band Hall.

Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum - Nemzeti Régészeti Intézet (HU)

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The Hungarian National Museum was founded in 1802 and is the national museum for the history, art and archaeology of Hungary. It’s collections, exhibitions and affiliates present an overall view of the archaeology and history of the country.

Until 2022 archaeological research, excavation work and presentation were assigned to two separate units within the National Museum. One of these was the Department of Archaeology, which conducts excavations and research of outstanding national significance (like for eg. Vértesszőlős, Kölked-Feketekapu, Heténypuszta, Zalavár, Doboz, Feldebrő, Gyula Castle, etc.). In addition to their research, the members of the department take part in university teaching and in the organisation of scientific life.

Dejima (JP)

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Dejima is an artificial island constructed by Nagasaki merchants until 1636 under Japan's feudal government (Tokugawa government) to continue the trade with the West while banning Christianity.

The area of Dejima, a fan-shaped island, is about fifteen thousand (15,000) square meters. In 1641, the Dutch moved in from Hirado to Dejima. Exchange between Nagasaki and the Dutch flourished after that, including trade, diplomatic relations, culture and study...

Guédelon (FR)

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In Guédelon forest, in a once disused quarry, using medieval technology, woodcutters, quarrymen, carpenters, stonemasons, blacksmiths, tilers, carters and rope makers are building a 13th-century castle from scratch...

In Guédelon forest, in a once disused quarry, woodcutters, quarrymen, carpenters, stonemasons, blacksmiths, tilers, carters and rope makers are building a 13th-century castle from scratch...

Roman City Carnuntum (AT)

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In Carnuntum, the time of the Romans is not in the long-ago past, visible only by a few remains of walls, but pervades the present which can be experienced with all one’s senses.

In Carnuntum, the time of the Romans is not in the long-ago past, visible only by a few remains of walls, but pervades the present which can be experienced with all one’s senses...

Wikinger Museum Haithabu (DE)

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The (re)construction of the Viking houses at Haithabu is based on the results of over 100 years of research at this site. The conservation of organic material allows detailed conclusions about the looks of the houses back then.

The (re)construction of the Viking houses at Haithabu is based on the results of over 100 years of research at this site. The conservation of organic material allows detailed conclusions about the looks of the houses back then...

Prähistorische Abteilung des Naturhistorischen Museums (AT)

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The Natural History Museum of Vienna holds some of the most remarkable prehistoric finds. In display halls covering 8.700² metres the visitor can travel through our planet's history, through the breathtaking diversity of nature and back to the origins of our culture.

The Natural History Museum of Vienna holds some of the most remarkable prehistoric finds. In display halls covering 8.700² metres the visitor can travel through our planet's history, through the breathtaking diversity of nature and...

Amgueddfa Cymru – St Fagans National History Museum (UK)

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Located in the suburb of St Fagans to the North West of Cardiff, the museum was created in 1946 in the grounds of St Fagans Castle at an area of 100 hectares. Besides dozens of ethnographic (original) buildings, moved to the site, the museum has a reconstructed manor house in Elizabethan style and three Iron Age like roundhouses. St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and has been voted the UK’s favourite tourist attraction.

Located to the northwest of Cardiff, the museum was created in 1946 in the grounds of St Fagans Castle. It features dozens of reconstructed buildings, brought from across Wales, and three Iron Age roundhouses based on...

Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie (PL)

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In the wetlands, 80 kilometres north-east of Poznań, 1933, a local school teacher, Walentin Szwajcer, discovered traces of a wooden settlement at Biskupin. The year after, the influential archaeologists Kostrzewski and Rajewski started large scale excavations. By the beginning of WWII, 2500 square metres were unearthed.

In the wetlands, 80 kilometres northeast of Poznań, 1933, a local school teacher, Walentin Szwajcer, discovered traces of a wooden settlement at Biskupin. The year after, the influential archaeologists Kostrzewski and Rajewski started large scale excavations...

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (DE)

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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...