The farmyard, with its welsh longhouse, is central to the reserve.
Two days after the fire which claimed three buildings, including the main longhouse this was the scene that faced the reconstruction team.
A small reconstruction of a viking longhouse was constructed with a turf roof to show how Vikings made their houses.
A large amount of timber from managed woodland was required to build a single longhouse.
There are several opportunities to visit the longhouse but booking is essential (01822) 890414.