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Viking Days at Mystic Seaport Museum
June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Viking Days will be held on June 1st and June 2nd from 9 am until 5 pm at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic. For the second year in a row, the Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture, complete with a Viking market, trade demonstrations, musical and theatrical performances, lectures, and on-the-water activities.
Sample Scandinavian fare and mead, watch traditional faering sailing, and a Nordic boat-building demonstration. There will be hands-on activities and games for children and adults throughout the day, and a special Planetarium show on Viking navigation.
Most activities are included in Museum admission. Some activities, including Planetarium shows, Toy Boat Building, and The American Rogues concert, require additional payment or special ticket.
Viking Days at Mystic Seaport Museum Activities include:
- Public deck tours of the Draken Harald Hårfagre
- Screenings of the full length Draken documentary Expedition America – a Modern Viking Adventure
- Viking encampment with Draugar Vinlands
- Hands-on activities including traditional Viking games, crafts, and tug of war
- Build a toy Viking longship
- Lectures on various aspects of Viking history by Dr. William Short and Lynn Noel, and talks about the Draken’s adventures by her captain Björn Ahlander.
- Musical and stage performances
- Mead-making demonstrations
- Gotland sheep and woolen crafts
- Special Planetarium show, “Stars of the Vikings”
- Norse boat building and faering demonstrations (a faering is a traditional Norse boat)
Activities will include public deck tours of the Draken Harald Hårfagre, Viking encampment with Draugar Vinlands, hands-on activities include traditional viking games, crafts, tug of war, and more!