Enjoy demonstrations of the crafts associated with Viking trade and high status ornaments.
In this talk, Paul Everson of the University of Keele will explore Viking Age stone sculpture in the East Midlands showing its characteristic elements and how hybrid forms emerged.
This talk will interpret the silver and coinage from the hoards displayed in the exhibition, using them to argue that the Vikings transformed Britain.
In our activity session focussing on Viking Age beliefs and funerary practice, think about Viking Age beliefs and what objects would have been buried with a Viking man, woman or child, and why.
Decorate your own Viking Cup to take home.
Dr Sue Brunning of the British Museum will discuss the gold-trimmed sword hilt found in 2012, and explain what ownership of such an item might have meant in Viking Age England.
A special, Viking inspired percussion workshop delivered by Mark Evans.
Design, print and make your own zine, taking inspiration from the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition.
Meet our Viking woman as she goes about her business, dramatically telling stories.
Create your own wooden shield with runes and knotwork designs.
Like magpies, be drawn to the dynamic patterns on display in the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition: intertwined knotwork, twisted cables, stylised snake and bird motifs.
Immerse yourselves in the drama of Viking tales with storyteller Paul Goldsmith as he conjures up vivid images from Norse myths and legends.