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. 

     
Video and Photographs of the Viking Longhouse  

The Viking Longhouse

Photographs of the Viking Longhouse and a video made by ICM Global Communications.

     
The Ancient Technology Centre Open Weekend 2010  

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.

     
Vikings visit the ATC - 2009  

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.

     
Vikings visit the ATC - 2008  

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.

     
The Ancient Technology Centre  

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.

     
Panoramic images of the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset  

360 Panoramas

Panoramic images of the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset. 

     
Panoramas @ the Ancient Technology Centre  

Panoramas

Panoramic images of the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset. 

     
The Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset  

Link to the Ancient Technology Centre web site

Dorset for you.

     
The Happy Viking  

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 leatherwork products.

     
Vikings on-line