In the Dorset village of Cranborne are some extraordinary buildings including an Earth House, a Round House, a Viking Longhouse and a Roman forge. This is the Ancient Technology Centre where visitors can take a step back in time and experience life during the various ages of our history and can learn ancient skills including the making of fire.
The Viking Longhouse
| Photographs – 31st July and 1st August 2010
The Ancient Technology Centre Open Weekend provided an opportunity for the public to enjoy the reconstructed historic buildings including the finished Viking Longhouse, which was completed on the 14th May 2010. Hrafnslith – The Ancient Technology Centre was host to Viking re-enactors over the weekend providing an insight into Viking crafts and lifestyles.
| Photographs – 25th July 2009
Vikings and Saxons visit the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset, during the public Open Days in July 2009 as the Viking Longhouse nears completion.
| Photographs – 20th and 21st July 2008
Vikings and Saxons visit the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset, during the public Open Days in July 2008 as the Viking Longhouse takes shape.
| Photographs – 21st July 2007
Photographs taken at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset, during the public Open Day including the buildings, story telling in the Earthouse and working in the Roman Forge.
360° (Spherical) Panoramas of the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset.
Panoramic images of the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset.
| Link to the Ancient Technology Centre Web Site
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| The Happy Viking
The Happy Viking has always been fascinated by Medieval times and clearly remembers the day that she “discovered” Vikings at the Abbey Medieval Festival in 2006.
She joined her new Viking family not long after and has been a Viking re-enactor ever since.
Visit her site for beautiful leather-work products.