june, 2018

16jun - 17All DayViking Days - Mystic Seaport(All Day) Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355Event Type:Arts & Crafts,Fairs,Family,Festivals & Carnivals,Food Festivals,Forums & Lectures,Learning & Exploration,Live Music,Museums,The Great Outdoors,Theater & Performance,Workshops & Learning

Event Details

Viking Days – Mystic Seaport | June 16 – 17 | 9 – 5 daily

On June 16-17, Mystic Seaport Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture, complete with trade demonstrations, performances, and on-the-water activities.

Explore the exhibitions, sample Scandinavian fare, watch traditional faering sailing, and see 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.

Two related exhibitions coincide at Mystic Seaport Museum. The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden, one of the world’s finest early Viking-age collections from the Gustavianum Museum of Uppsala University in Sweden opened May 19. The Vinland Map from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, a highly debated parchment map that suggests Norse knowledge of the New World within mainland Europe before Columbus sailed also opened May 19.

Please note that we welcome guests in Viking attire, we do have these rules:
• No full-face masks/helmets
• No authentic weapons
• Shirts and shoes required

What’s Happening

On the Village Green:

  • A Viking Encampment by Draugar Vinlands
  • Scandanavian foods
  • Mead demos and sales
  • Demonstrations, including leather working, bladesmithing, cooking
  • Games of Kubb
  • Tug of War
  • Fjord horses
  • On the McGraw Quadrangle: Hands-on activities for kids

In the Shipyard: Norse boat building techniques demonstrated by Matt Barnes

On Australia Beach/Middle Wharf: Faerings docked and rowing demonstrations

In the Planetarium: Stars of the Vikings special show

On the Performance Stage:

  • Sea Music with Lynn Noel
  • Flock Theatre Vikings performance
  • FUNI musical performance

Lectures in the Masin Room:

  • Dr. William Short
  • Matt Barnes
  • Lynn Noel
  • Draken Capt. Björn Ahlander

Tours of the Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre

In the White Boat Shop: Viking shield making workshop (pre-registration required; June 16 and June 17)

In the Art Spot: Vikings crafts

In the Toy Boat Building: Make a Viking vessel

In the Exhibitions: The TaleMakers

In Homeport: Troll stories


Mystic Seaport | 75 Greenmanville Ave.
 Mystic, CT 06355


june 16 (Saturday) - 17 (Sunday)


Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355

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