British Museum launches The BP Exhibition
Vikings: life and legend
6 March – 22 June 2014
Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery
The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years.
Features many new archaeological discoveries and objects never seen before in the UK alongside important Viking Age artefacts from the British Museum’s own collection and elsewhere in Britain and Ireland.
New interpretations place warfare and warrior identity at the centre of what it meant to be a Viking; cultural contact was often violent, and the transportation of looted goods and slaves reflects the role of Vikings as both raiders and traders.
The British Museum will be screening a live cinema event from the exhibition in Spring 2014.
If you have an opportunity, do not miss this! Online booking.

British Museum launches The BP Exhibition

Vikings: life and legend

6 March – 22 June 2014

Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery

  • The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years.
  • Features many new archaeological discoveries and objects never seen before in the UK alongside important Viking Age artefacts from the British Museum’s own collection and elsewhere in Britain and Ireland.
  • New interpretations place warfare and warrior identity at the centre of what it meant to be a Viking; cultural contact was often violent, and the transportation of looted goods and slaves reflects the role of Vikings as both raiders and traders.
  • The British Museum will be screening a live cinema event from the exhibition in Spring 2014.

If you have an opportunity, do not miss this! Online booking.