Bornholm's Medieval Center, founded in 1996, is a historical experience center with a focus on the years 1300-1450, situated on 14 hectares of scenic surroundings with rivers, forests and rocky outcrops. The medieval center's main attraction is a fortified grand mansion with towers and frescoed farmhouse as well as other buildings for daily chores, surrounded by an earthen wall with palisade. In addition, the medieval center includes a small watermill, a number of smaller craft houses, gardens and path systems and spaces for various old animal breeds. There are also daily firings with various old gun types.
In the immediate neighborhood of the center one can find one of Bornholm's most important historical buildings from the Middle Ages, Østerlars Rundkirke. Through history, Bornholm, with its location in the middle of the Baltic Sea between Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany, has often played a role in the political power game. The island contains many exciting castle ruins, of which Hammershus, the Castle of the Archbishop of Lund, are the most spectacular and still a great audience magnet today. In 2018, Hammershus was equipped with a new visitor center and Bornholm's Medieval Center accounts for the majority of the living historical mediation around the ruin.
Bornholm's Medieval Center runs an extensive education service both at the medieval center, Hammershus and in Østerlars Rundkirke, where they reach pupils from all over Denmark. In addition, the center's main target group is families with children, who meet with a real life, empathetic and personal dissemination through many workshops, where the guests themselves can try to work with different materials, try old games, take on rune hunting etc. Both at the medieval center, Hammershus and other historic sites on the island special events for groups are offered. The fine banquet hall at the Grand House, decorated with colorful murals, has formed the setting for many parties for both private and corporate parties.
Bornholm's Medieval Center is open to ordinary visitors during Easter, from May to September and in the autumn holidays, as well as all year round for groups with reservations. In the high season, there are a number of exciting extra activities, such as archery on the archway, armory school, a daily medieval show, guided tours etc. The Friendship Association holds the tradition of medieval week with tent camps and craft stalls in week 29.
In addition to the aforementioned medieval buildings, the center also has a modern indoor activity room and a small archaeological site where children can try to find a find with a trowel. Here is also the center's museum shop.
The Medieval Center is also a social economy company that wants to help people with different challenges back in jobs.