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Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie (PL)

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...

Fotevikens Museum (SE)

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...

Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)

It has been reconstructed as a Neolithic cultural landscape from ca. 3.000 BC. Lying close to megalithic tombs and grave mounds dating from the first farmers in Northern Germany, the site offers educational activities like flint knapping...

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (DE)

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...

Āraišu arheoloģiskais muzejparks (LV)

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)

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...

Avaldsnes Norges eldste kongesete (NO)

Avaldsnes is called the Norway’s oldest throne because King Harald Fairhair made this place his royal residence after he had unified Norway ca 870 AD. Avaldsnes continued to be a royal residence for almost 500 years...

Parco Archeologico Didattico del Livelet (IT)

The area of Livelet is located on the western shore of the Lago lake, one of the two Revine lakes, located in the beautiful setting of the Pre-Alps in the north of Treviso...

La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT)

The Iberian Citadel of Calafell is a centre of experimental archaeology, an archaeological open-air museum where visitors can see what life was like in the Iron Age 2,500 years ago. It is the first archaeological site in the Iberian Peninsula to have been reconstructed by...

Butser Ancient Farm (EN)

The Butser Project started off 1972 as an archaeological field laboratory themed with the Iron Age, funded by the Council for British Archaeology, British Academy and other minor sponsors. By that time, little was known about this period. Dr Peter Reynolds was the driving force for Butser...

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