The BP exhibition
6 March – 22 June 2014
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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Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum for over 30 years.
Swords and axes, coins and jewellery, hoards, amulets and religious images show how Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents. At the centre of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest ever found. Read press release
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The Viking Age (800–1050) was a period of major change across Europe. The Vikings expanded from their Scandinavian homelands to create an international network connecting cultures over four continents, where artistic, religious and political ideas met.
Coming to a cinema near you
Following the worldwide success of Pompeii Live from the British Museum, don’t miss the next live cinema event from this major exhibition.
Viking Adventures from the British Museum
A one-hour schools and families broadcast aimed at Key Stage 2 children aged 7–11.
7 March 2014
Lo, it is nearly thirty-five years since the Vikings last came to this Museum, and nobody believed that such an influx of fantastic material from overseas (as well as the UK) could be made…* To be...
28 February 2014
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