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A living Viking town

A living history museum or open air museum as it is also called is no traditional museum as one is normally perceived. There are no glass display cases, no halls with marble floors, no descriptive signs and not even a traditional museum building. Instead you will find an entire late Viking Age town reconstructed using the materials and techniques of the time, as historically correct as you can get based on the archaeological and historical source materials that are available. The town is thus not made up of movie backdrops but of real, solid inhabitable houses.

In order for the town to be experienced as a living town as it might have been roughly a thousand years ago we have inhabited the town with volunteers with an interest in making the Viking Age come alive. The core of the town population is made up of members of the association SVEGs Byalag (Scandinavian Viking Explorer Group’s village community).

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