The BP exhibition
6 March – 22 June 2014
This exhibition is now closed
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.
Vikings Live encore screenings
Another chance to watch Vikings Live with encore screenings in cinemas.
Viking Adventures from the British Museum
A one-hour schools and families broadcast aimed at Key Stage 2 children aged 7–11.
International screenings of Vikings Live
This special British Museum cinema event offers an exclusive private view of the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend. It was filmed live in London on 24 April 2014 and is showing internationally from June 2014.
Sutton Hoo and Europe, AD 300-1100
Featuring iconic objects from cultures including the Vikings, Romans and Byzantines, the gallery’s centrepiece is the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo – one of the most spectacular and important discoveries in British archaeology.