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Viking Activity Days: Trade and Status

Saturday 3 February, 11am-4pm
Across Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham Museum, Angear Visitor Centre and Performing Arts Studio
Free, just drop in

Join Einar and Thorkatla of Blueaxe Reproductions to learn about different aspects of Viking life. Take part in a wide variety of activities including handicrafts, reading and inscribing Viking runes, games and tell your own saga. Handling sessions will also give you the opportunity to handle replica Viking artefacts like those on display in our exhibitions. See what the artefacts would have looked like when new and then find them in the exhibitions to see what they look like after 1,000 years buried in the ground.

Enjoy demonstrations of the crafts associated with Viking trade and high status ornaments. Ask our team of experts all your Viking-related questions, see and handle replica Viking artefacts, and learn how to write Viking runes.

Activities taking place

Meet & Learn with Einar & Thorkatla
Angear Visitor Centre
11am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm
Approximately 1hr
Ages 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult), maximum 12 people per session - places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Replica Handling
Djanogly Gallery 2
11am-4pm, drop in
Suitable for all (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Viking Board Games
Universityof Nottingham Museum
11am-4pm, drop in
Suitable for all (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Runes Workshop
Angear Visitor Centre
11am-4pm, drop in
Ages 7+ (children must be accompanied by an adult), maximum 12 people per session - places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Organised and supported by Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Museum. Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands is funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Nottingham’s The Centre for the Study of the Viking Age.

Image credit: Reproductions, Adam Parsons; Photography, Jo Rutherford Photography