The Viking past of the archipelago is brought to life in the Rosala Viking Centre in a museum displaying, among other things, finds from the archaeological investigations at Örsund (currently Kyrksundet).
The Viking Age (800-1050 A.D.) is illuminated through three separate exhibitions:
The Viking Age history of the archipelago and the North
Located in the entry building which also houses the reception, the café and the museum shop.
- Presentation of the archaeological excavations in Kyrksundet
- Miniature model of a Viking harbour and market in the archipelago
- Market scene with dolls, Viking Age import- and export goods
- A Viking Age timeline
- Illustration of the post-glacial rebound in the archipelago
- A diorama of the life of a Viking and his relationship with his gods
In the auditorium, videos describing the historical background and the mythology of the Vikings are shown.
- Exhibition of Viking Age weapons and warfare equipment
Crafts and instruments
- All kinds of Viking Age musical instruments
- Reconstruction of a Viking Age loom as well as different materials used in crafts
- Replica of the rune stone fragment found on Stora Ängesön north of Hitis