On the 13th July, Sae Wylfing set off at five o’clock on Saturday morning for pride of place at the opening of the British Museum’s contribution to the Festival of Archaeology. Organised by the British Council of Archaeology, the festival runs from 13 to 28 July across the UK. An unintended detour via Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross Road notwithstanding, we were well on track before 0800.
The crowds flocked to see the ship and our reenactors. Several Ship’s Company volunteers were on hand to talk about the larger ship and how the replica was being brought to reality in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
The video below captures the day and gives an idea of the crowds that formed.