Explore our Viking camp brought to life by Acle Early Medieval Re-enactment Group. The Vikings will be setting up camp outdoors at the museum from Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May. Here’s what you can expect to see:
- Viking re-enactors in their Viking camp
- Displays of Viking cooking, baking and brewing in the medieval kitchen
- Textile craft displays, including spinning, wool dyeing, braiding and embroidery
- Viking warrior demonstrations every day at 12 noon and 3pm
- Dress-up as a Viking
- Viking storytelling
- Bring a picnic and rug to enjoy in our orchard
Plus, don’t miss the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition, a touring exhibition from The Jorvik Group. Find out more about Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.
Entry to the Viking Weekend is included with your museum ticket to Preston Park Museum.
If you already have a museum pass don’t forget to bring it with you, you will need this to visit the Viking Weekend.
Don’t have a museum ticket? Save time queuing on the day and purchase your museum ticket online here
Please show your booking confirmation email to a member of staff when you arrive.
You can also buy your museum ticket on arrival. See museum admission prices
When is the Viking Weekend on?
You can see the Viking re-enactors at the museum from Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May.
Where will the Viking Weekend take place?
The Viking camp will be set up in the bandstand, with entry via the museum and orchard only. The bandstand will be closed to members of the public from Thursday 28 April until Tuesday 3 May.
Are dogs allowed?
Only assistance dogs are allowed at this event as entry is via the museum.
The Viking Weekend will take place in the bandstand, with entry via the museum. The event is accessible but please be aware it is accessed via a gravel path through the Walled Garden. Please follow the signs for ‘wheelchair and pushchair access’.
Food and drink
We recommend bringing a picnic to enjoy in the park or orchard. The small tearoom on the Victorian Street will be open and serving hot and cold drinks, as well as cakes but it is likely to be busy and there is limited indoor seating.
Getting to the event
Find out how to get to Preston Park here, including parking information.