It’s the most exciting exhibition for anyone interested in the history of the Vikings. Oh yes: This spring, we’re invading the British Museum in London (This time, we’re a bit friendlier…sorry about the plundering last time).
The exhibition is on 6 March – 22 June 2014 at the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, British Museum.
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.*
Book tickets here
Booking strongly recommended – this exhibition is going to be super popular.
Price per adult is £16.50, children under 16 free (Group rates available) britishmuseum.org/vikings
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance to win, simply answer the following question:
Which Viking is often credited with discovering North America?
a) Leif Eriksson
b) King Canute
c) Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye
Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org before Valentine’s Day. Winners will be drawn at random from correct entries.
T&Cs: Pair of tickets subject to availability. Tickets are non-transferrable, non exchangeable and there is no cash alternative. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner. Promoter reserves the right to exchange all or part of the prize for one of greater or equal value. No cheating.
The exhibition is supported by BP. Organised with the National Museum of Denmark and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Sword, late 8th–early 9th century. Kalundborg or Holbæk, Zealand, Denmark. Photo: Arnold Mikkelsen. © The National Museum of Denmark. Background: Kim Westerskov/Getty Images.
*We’re not sure if the viking ship arrived flat-packed. It’s likely.