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Programme of activities at Foteviken 2015


Besides celebrating our 20 year jubilee, we have declared 2015 to be the childrens' year at Foteviken Museum.

2015

February 17th - 19th 
April 30th
May 8th 
May 8th 
June 4th 
June 22nd
June 23rd-25th 
June 26th - 28th
July 20th - 26 th 
August 30th 
September26th
Oktober 26th - 28th
Oktober 29th 
November 29th 

Content:

”Fun in Three” at Fotevikens Museum
Walpurgis Night and Open House at Fotevikens Museum
The International Viking Day
Viking feast at Fotevikens Museum
The Battle of Foteviken: 4 June
Children´s Day at Fotevikens Museum
Handicrafts Days at Fotevikens Museum
Foteviken Viking Market: 26-28 June
Children's Week at Fotevikens Museum
Archaeology Day at Fotevikens Museum
Harvest Feast at Fotevikens Museum
”Fun in Three” at Fotevikens Museum
Ghost Walk at Fotevikens Museum
Winter Market at Fotevikens Museum

We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the programme.


Spring 2015


 February 17th - 19th
”Fun in Three” at Fotevikens Museum

This year we have winter holiday activities for the whole family at the Museum of Foteviken. During the three days you can participate in historic games, try on different Viking craft or go exploring in the Viking Viking Age town. Once a day you can follow one of the Vikings on a guided tour that ends in our meeting hall, Tinghöll, with a tale from the Old Norse mythology. The tour begins at the rune stone past the museum entrance.

The museum café will be open to anyone who wants to take a break between the different activities.

Date: February 17 to 19
Opening hours: 10 AM to 2 PM
Guided tours: 1 PM

Admission fee:
Family: 150 SEK
Adult: 50 SEK
Children: 30 SEK

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April 30th
Walpurgis Night and Open House at Fotevikens Museum

At Fotevikens Museum we will celebrate Walpurgis Night with open house! Foteviken Museum celebrates each season with a festive event and Walpurgis Night will be the first of the year. We celebrate the arrival of spring and invite all of you to celebrate with us. Come to the Viking town and enjoy the arrival of spring, talk to the Vikings and look around in the town. In the late afternoon, a Walpurgis bonfire will be lit at Hola Stones while a poem to welcome spring will be read. The bonfire is lit at 4 PM.

We will also have open house at Foteviken holiday village and Höllviken community centre. Throughout the autumn there has been extensive renovation of the holiday village cottages and community centre and you are welcome to come see the fresh new premises.

Opening hours:
Museum: 1 PM to 5 PM
Museum Shop: 1 PM to 4 PM

Free admission

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May 8th
The International Viking Day

At Foteviken Museum we obviously celebrate the international Viking days!

During the day there will be extra activities to honour the day. Past the tower you may watch or participate in activities with historical games and archery. At 12.30 we gather in front of the rune stone where a speech will be held. Then we go to Tinghöll where a tale from the Old Norse mythology will be told.

Opening Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
Regular entrance fee

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May 8th
Viking feast at Fotevikens Museum

Since it is the International Viking day, we want to celebrate it with a proper Viking feast! If you want to attend an unforgettable evening with a guided tour, historic games and a Viking feast with great atmosphere and really good food you must not miss to book a spot for this amazing opportunity!

Start: 7 PM outside the museum shop
Price: 295 SEK adult, 195 SEK Children under 15 years
Booking: send an e-mail to bokning@foteviken.se with the subject "Registration to the Viking Feast". The last day to register is 26 April. 

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Summer 2015


June 4th
The Battle of Foteviken

Our Scanian King, Erik Emune, defended Scania in the battle at Foteviken 4 June 1134. The attackers were Eric's uncle King Niels and his son Prince Magnus. They had sailed over Eyrasundet (the strait) with his big fleet and landed just south of Foteviken. Heavily armed warriors waded ashore where they were met by Erik and his Hird. With the help of Archbishop Ascer of Lund with Hird and about 400 hired German horsemen was driven the enemy on the run.

This Scanian victory is something we in the Viking town really want to celebrate!

At 11:34 houes we will gather at the rune stone which is erected as a memorial of the battle and the fallen warriors. After a speech and tribute to the fallen warriors, and according to the tradition of pouring mead on the stone, Viking warriors will perform a fighting show which symbolically recreates the battle of Foteviken - though on a smaller scale!
At every hour, starting at 12 o'clock, the tale of the battle of Foteviken will be told in Tinghöll. Once you have heard the exciting story you follow the warriors who will perform a fighting show.

Opening hours: 10 AM to 4 PM

Lord of the battle and fighting: every hour starting at 12 o'clock
The ceremony starts: 11.34 AM
Ordinary entrance fee

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June 22th
Children´s Day at Fotevikens Museum: 22 June

This is the children's year at Fotevikens Museum and thus we will start the Viking Week with a Children's Day! There will be activities for children, the historic workshop will have activities, the archery range will be open and there will be tales from the Old Norse mythology told at Tinghöll.

A programme will be available on this website.

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM
Ordinary entrance fee

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June 23rd - 25th
Handicraft Days at Fotevikens Museum

The Crafts Days taking place the same week as the Viking market has proven to be a successful concept. Vikings arriving at the Museum of Foteviken earlier than the market uses the Viking city as a meeting place for craftsmen to exchange experiences and show each other techniques.

The Crafts Days takes place at the hands-on area for historic workshops just outside the reconstructed Viking town. There are various stations with historic crafts with examples of cooking, wrought iron and textiles.

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM
Ordinary admission fee

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June 26th - 28th
Foteviken Viking Market

The highlight of the year at Fotevikens Museum the Viking market, as usual. During the weekend Vikings and visitors from all over the world comes to the museum to participate in the market. You can stroll around in a Viking town full of activities with lots of market stalls selling everything from beautiful handmade jewellery to Viking swords. Why not take the opportunity to measure your strength and speed against a Viking by trying to win the tug of war, or the famous Viking sprint.

Another major event in the market is fighting the show, which is a reflection of the Battle of Foteviken which took place on June 4 in 1134 AD.

Foteviken Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary and therefore we will hold an exciting competition that is open to both Vikings and visitors alike! Contestants will compete in five different games that put precision, balance and strength to the test! On Saturday we start with the first three competitions and continue with the final two rounds on Sunday. The competition ends with an awards ceremony with impressive prizes for the victor.
May the best man, woman or Viking win!

Opening hours:
26/6 kl. 10 AM – 5PM
Entance: 10 AM  – 4PM 

27/6 kl. 10 AM – 7 PM
Entrance: 10 AM  – 6 PM 

28/6 kl. 10 AM – 5 PM
Entrance: 10 AM  – 16 PM 

Special entry fees apply during the market

Read more here!


July 20th - 26th
Children's Week at Fotevikens Museum

This week there will be a lot of activities for children and families at Fotevikens Museum. There will be historical games, archery and crafts that you can try. There will also be an excavation for the children who want to try their hand at being archaeologists!

A program of the day will be posted on the website.

Opening hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ordinary entrance fee

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August 30th 
Archaeology Day at Fotevikens Museum

During Archaeology day Fotevikens Museum will have exciting activities related to archaeology. In the morning there will be a lecture in the museum entrance building, the theme of the lecture will obviously be archaeology. In the afternoon a guided tour will be held in the reconstructed Viking town for those wishing to learn more about what life may have been like during the exciting transition period between the Viking and Middle Ages. At the museum's historical workshop area there will be an excavation for anyone who wants to try their hand at being an archaeologist.

Opening hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
Lecture: 11 AM in the museum entrance
Guided tour: 1PM, set in front of the stone

Ordinary entrance fee

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Autumn 2015


September 26th
Harvest Feast at Fotevikens Museum

Last year we introduced a harvest festival where the Vikings showed up and sold their crafts in the Viking town, Palm train ran a loop between Foteviken and Super mall.
We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight all the great local craftsmen available in the surrounding area therefore we had a market for modern goods, you could also buy snacks, food, freshly made donuts, etc., get the advice of a garden expert. Parts of the ukulele orchestra was playing. It was archery, horse show, the kids got to ride on Icelandic horses and play historical games as well as cut their own pumpkin heads. Towards the end of the day we will have a torchlight procession and our third bonfire for the year up at Hola Stones. We light a fire and read a poem to welcome the autumn.

It was a really successful day that we want to repeat and develop this year along with Handelsplats Hollviken.

If you want to sell food products, handcraft products etc, send an e-mail to info@foteviken.se with the subject “salesman to the Harvest Feast”. Write your name and what you wish to sell and we will contact you.

The torchlight procession starts at the Community Centre 15:30

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM

Free entrance

A detailed program will be available here a few weeks before.

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Oktober 26th - 28th
”Fun in Three” at Fotevikens Museum: 26-28 October

Foteviken Museum will have Winter break activities for the whole family. During the days you can try on historical games, and do crafts with Vikings or go exploring in the Viking town. Once a day you can follow one of the Vikings on a guided tour that ends in our meeting hall, Tinghöll, with a tale from the Old Norse mythology. The tour begins at the rune stone past the museum entrance.

The museum café will be open to anyone who wants to take a break between the different activities.

Date: February 26-28 October
Opening hours: 10 AM to 2 PM
Guided tours: 1 PM

Entrance fee:
Family: 150 SEK
Adult: 50 SEK
Children: 30 SEK

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Oktober 29th
Ghost Walk at Fotevikens Museum

The Ghost walk at Fotevikens Museum has been a great success during previous years. Again, ghosts, gods, norns and other creatures come to us this frightening evening. This year it will be even more daunting when warriors, ghosts and mythological creatures haunt the Viking town. Do you dare to come?

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

N.B. Pre-booking required - more information is posted on the website in early October when the booking opens.

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Winter 2015


November 29th 
Winter Market at Fotevikens Museum: 29 November

The day offers a market for modern products outside the museum entrance and Viking craft products inside the Viking town. On the winter market we will also have our fourth and final bonfire for the year up at Hola Stones. This begins with a torchlight procession at the community centre which then winds through the Viking Town and up to the Hola Stones. As with the other bonfires it will be read a poem, this time to welcome winter.

If you want to sell food products, handcraft products etc, send an e-mail to info@foteviken.se with the subject “salesman to the Winter Market”. Write your name and what you wish to sell and we will contact you.

The torchlight procession starts at the community centre at 2:30 PM.

Opening hours: 12 AM – 5 PM

Free entrance

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Activities last year

Foteviken Kulturcenter

Aside from Foteviken Museum the concept Kulturcenter includes Höllvikens community centre, Foteviken holiday village, Arrangemangsbolaget and the Handicraft Institute of Scania. Click here for more information.

Föreningen SVEG
Friluftsmuseerna
Vellinge kommun
EXARC
NOOAM
IMTAL
Destination Viking