We can offer an experienced Historical Interpreter to give your visitors a taste of life hundreds of years ago. We have over 25 years experience of interacting with the public and have collected a wealth of quality artifacts, all based upon archaeological finds and extensive research.
With a mixture of stories and hands-on activities Bjarni Thorvaldrson can make the Vikings come alive for your visitors. Bjarni is a regular in schools and at the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in the Coppergate Camp, explaining to hundreds of visitors each day about life as a Viking, and he has attended many Big Bang Fairs, explaining about the science and technology of the Vikings.
Brother Mellitus is an expert on Anglo-Saxon ink and pigments. His Lindisfarne Gospels Workshop brings the early medieval scriptorium to life, making ink and grinding pigments, and explaining how they were originally used and made.
Albert Harvey is a Tudor alchemist who has discovered the secret of chrysopoeia, the making of gold. His demonstrations of alchemical procedures and explanations of alchemical theory, will show the history of alchemy and how it is part of the larger History of Science and Medicine.
Bjarni is Viking in Residence at the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness, making regular visits to the museum. SV Educational Services have also used their expertise in 2012 to raise £1170 for the Furness Hoard appeal for the Dock Museum, organising a sponsored Viking longboat row around Derwent Water, near Keswick. You can read more about it here.
If you would like more information on our fundraising activities please contact us.