Exhibitions

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Saturday 25 November – Sunday 4 March
Open Tuesday–Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed on Mondays
Djanogly Gallery
Admission free

Nationally and internally significant Anglo-Saxon and Viking artefacts from the British Museum and Yorkshire Museum Trust along with current research are brought together in this exhibition to provide a new interpretation and a fresh perspective on how Vikings transformed and shaped every aspect of life in Britain.

The exhibition, programmed by the University of Nottingham Museum, will include the most well-known Viking hoards ever discovered in this country, including the Vale of York Viking Hoard, Cuerdale Hoard, Bedale Hoard and the recently discovered Watlington Hoard on loan from the Ashmolean Museum.

Artefact handling will take place in the University of Nottingham Museum, 1pm-3pm, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from Wednesday 6 December - Saturday 16 December and again from Saturday 6 January - Saturday 3 March.

Image: York Helmet, courtesy of York Museums Trust, photograph by Anthony Chappel-Ross