Viking Camp at 'Strandengen' - the beach meadow.

Published 12th Oct 2024

During the autumn holidays, the beach meadow opens, giving the whole family plenty of opportunities to play like a true Viking.

The outdoor area 'Strandengen' - the beach meadow - offers an array of activities for the whole family - play your way back to the Viking Age and embark on family teamwork on the grass next to the longship 'The Sea Stallion'.

 

Families can compete against each other in viking games, such as tug-of-war, bone toss, mooring toss and 'go to Iceland for herring' and find the family's smartest and most cunning viking.

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Viking training

If you are brave enough, you can venture into the specially designed 'battle arena', where children and adults can train and compete against each other with role-playing weapons. It is known that the Vikings trained their fighting techniques so that their skills were fine-tuned when they had to go on a raid.

During the day our guides will host pop-up talks about the Viking Warriors. 

Climb aboard

A highlight is boarding the large longship, the Sea Stallion from Glendalough, which lies at the low jetty at the Meadow.

The Sea Stallion became world famous when the ship sailed from Roskilde to Dublin with a crew of 65 guests. On board the Sea Stallion, the museum's guests can hear both about the impressive sailing and stories about what it was like to be at sea in the Viking Age.