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The Vikings have landed

Created on 10/06/2017 @ 22:18
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As part of Powysland Museum’s current exhibition “The Vikings and Wales – myths, legends, facts and finds," the museum is holding a week of Viking activities.

A Viking-boat moored outside the museum and manned by Liz and Russell Scott will display many items of Viking maritime life with a navigation display.

There will be a chance to handle a Viking quern and make flour, see the Viking materials from which they made their clothes and dyes to colour them and which items produce which colours? And try to guess what the mystery objects are.

Also on site will be James Kendall, who will be taking a trip back to the Viking age to become Beorn of Dublin, a Viking craftsman and warrior.

Beorn will be giving live woodcarving demonstrations and running on-going workshops where you can try your hand at using a shave horse or carving axe to make a range of Viking crafts.

Beorn will also be demonstrating ancient fire by friction and flint & steel fire-making skills and will give talks about warfare, weaponry and life in the Viking age.

Inside the museum the children can look at the original artefacts as well as replicas and compare them with modern life. There is a dressing-up corner and a number of activities including a word-search, a quiz and various pictures for colouring-in,

These activities will be available for one week only from Monday, June 12th to Sunday the 18th.

On weekdays sessions are available for schools and other groups: Mornings: 9.30/10.00am + 2 hours and Afternoons: 12.30/1.00pm + 2 hours for a maximum of 45 children at £1 per child.

The weekend of 17th and 18th of June will be open to all with talks and demonstrations from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

This is a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to get close up and personal with the Vikings

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