"Living history is an alternative to the old dusty, dry, static, exhibiting methods of the past where individuals went out, and collected things, and assembled them into a museum setting... Living history museums should bring us closer to the human side of our collective history. By interacting with real people, we gain a better understanding of the lives led by our ancestors.”
Theodore R. Hazen
American master miller, craftsman, interpreter and mill restoration consultant
Welcome! Thank you for visiting this section of the HisTourism - Heritage Tourism portal on Historia Vivens Web devoted to Heritage and Folklore sites and Living Museums throughout Europe. Here you will find a wide selection of historic and archaeological sites, Open-air Living History and Archaeological Museums that provide, regularly or occasionally, Historical Reenactment and Experimental Archaeology displays and workshops to educate and entertain the visitors. Each heritage site is presented on a dedicated page rich in information and contact details, and featuring images and videos whenever possible. All the heritage sites are grouped geographically by European macro-regions and then divided by their countries of origin.
These pages are constantly evolving, so please check back regularly for the last updates. We wish you a pleasant surfing and hope you will like the contents.