Wirhalh Skip Felagr brings
Wirrals exciting Hiberno Norse
viking history vividly to life
See the lives of Viking women
and how they helped shape
the viking age
Witness viking life as it
really was in Wirrals
See how Wirral was
fought over by vikings
See how the Vikings
controlled parts of Wirral
through fear & taxes
See how the Hiberno Norse
arrival brought both
men and women to Wirral
Welcome to the Viking age.
Established in 1998 the Wirhalh Skip Felagr (The Wirral Ship Fellowship) is Merseyside's leading early medieval Living History group.
Wirhalh Skip Felagr focus on providing Viking Reenactment & Living History displays for Wirral, N. Wales, Liverpool & Chester.
As a volunteer run, heritage education group the Skip Felagr aim primarily to engage people with the archaeology of the Hiberno Norse who settled the Wirral from 902AD, but we can cover all aspects of the Viking period from 793AD to 1066AD.
Those years were a turbulent time in the British Isles as the land was divided into many small kingdoms occupied by both native people and numerous invaders and settlers.
Their different communities were rich and varied but each impacted on one another, with Anglo Scandinavian societies emerging all around the country.
Our living history events demonstrating early medieval social customs and period crafts
Period crafts such as bone carving, wood work, herb lore or textile working offer the public an intimate and engaging insight into the often overlooked challenges of everyday life more than a thousand years ago.
As a research driven organisation we strive to give an authentic view of our past that accurately reflects the latest archaeological finds and theories.
We are an audience focused group that endeavours to promote our local heritage in an entertaining, hands on way which is accessible to all ages and abilities.
Wirhalh Skip Felagrs leaflets about our events, displays and activities