At cinemas 24 April 2014
Certificate 12a as live
Supported by BP
Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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Vikings Live from the British Museum, introduced by the Museum’s Director, Neil MacGregor and presented by the celebrated television historians Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes, is showing in encore screenings in cinemas throughout the UK in June 2014, and in screenings worldwide.
We also have a special broadcast for younger children aged 7-11, with schools viewings in early June 2014: Viking Adventures at the British Museum.
Some of the feedback we have received:
"I have just returned home after a brilliant evening watching the live broadcast from the British Museum, a BIG thank you to all involved. I hope this type of live event is not the last."
"I saw this at my local Odeon and was blown away! Fantastic show and I am planning to visit the real thing."
"Would just like to say how much I enjoyed the presentation at the cinema last night. Everyone involved was brilliant. What a great idea this was!"
A one-hour schools and families broadcast aimed at Key Stage 2 children aged 7–11 will show across the UK in early June. Ed Petrie, much-loved presenter of Pompeii Live for schools, and well-known BBC presenter Sonali Shah will present the show.
Give yourself a real Viking name and add some Viking bling to
Tweet us your picture @britishmuseum with #VikingsLive and you could feature here.
Hundreds of place names in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland have their origins in Old Norse. Use our interactive map to see whether the name of your village, town or city is one of them.
See how a typical Viking warship was constructed, from the keel to the mast and sail.
The Vikings travelled to four continents, see some of the routes they took.
Including Michael Wood, Bettany Hughes,
Gareth Williams and Neil MacGregor.
Recommend this event
Image credit: Crossroads signpost photo © John Baker