Medieval day at Finnesloftet May 20th

25 Apr

Medieval day at Finnesloftet May 20th 2018

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and experience life at Finnesloftet and in the yard at Finnegarden.

Programme

12:00–16:00:

Life at Finneslottet and Finnegarden. Demonstration of handicrafts, activities for the whole family!

– see how shoemakers, tailors, comb makers, bow makers, carpenters and many more performed their craft in the Middle Ages.

– test your archery skills with a real longbow – dress up in Middle Age clothes and visit the photographer in the attic – meet calligrapher Bas Vlam. Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully, like the monks did in the medieval monasteries. Bas demonstrates this ancient art, and you can also try it yourself!

– play medieval games in the yard

– try to interpret runic inscriptions

– horse riding

– see medieval weapons and armour parts

13:00: Official season opening

The mayor of Voss, Hans-Erik Ringkjøb, officially opens the season!

Choral songs by Songlaget

Humorous essay by author Signe Seim

Greetings from Hordaland County and the National Trust of Norway

(Fortidsminneforeningen)

14:00: Join runologist Kristel Zilmer (HVL) on a rune hunt! In summer and autumn 2017 several runic inscriptions and graffiti were found in the attic. What can they tell us about how it has been used? Do not forget to bring a flashlight!

 

The fencing association «Fekteklubben Frie Duellister» demonstrates historical martial arts by in the yard.

Medieval café with whole grilled pork from farmhouse butcher Selheim, organic root mash and bread, and more.

Market stalls

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Prices

Adults: NOK 80

Children: NOK 40

Children under the age of 3: free

Card and cash payments should be made at the ticket office/food stall.

Separate tickets for riding and activities involving leather and tin, cash payments.

Organiser:
Voss Hostel

Finneslottet at Voss is owned by The National Trust of Norway (Fortidsminneforeningen).