Vikings-Life and Legend-Exhibition

  • March 28, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Join London European Club on a trip to the British Museum to discover the world of the Vikings in this major exhibition – the first for over 30 years.

The Viking Age (800–1050) was a period of major change across Europe. The Vikings expanded from their Scandinavian homelands to create an international network connecting cultures over four continents, where artistic, religious and political ideas met.

The Vikings’ skill in shipbuilding and seafaring was central to their culture and achievements, and at the heart of the exhibition will be a 37-metre-long warship. Found in 1997, and dating to around 1025, it is the longest Viking ship ever discovered. Many other new discoveries, including part of a mass grave of Viking warriors, will be on display for the first time showing how our understanding of the Vikings is still being changed by new excavations and recent research.


The exhibition will also present personal objects, including jewellery, amulets and idols, which help to reveal more about how the Vikings saw themselves and their world. Exquisite objects, including the magnificent Vale of York Hoard, demonstrate the global reach of the Viking network of trade, plunder and power – a network that left a lasting legacy in countries from Ireland and the UK to Russia and Ukraine.

Enter a world of warriors, seafarers and conquerors to discover the many fascinating aspects of a history that is both strangely alien yet remarkably familiar.

Who were the Vikings?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsX7i5BCHso&feature=player_detailpage

Tickets cost £16.50 and can be bought here: http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/invt/mexviking?__utma=1.433738722.1384451437.1384451437.1391700442.2&__utmb=1.11.9.1391702498405&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1391700442.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=[masked]#book-now

There is a £1 booking fee. Please do not RSVP if you have not bought your ticket. If you want to join the Europeans please choose the 28th of March at 18:30 date and time when booking.


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  • Steve M.

    Excellent exhibition and fun chat in Truckles wine bar afterwards

    March 29, 2014

  • Emmylou

    10 out of 10 for the filed warrior teeth alone!

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Maja

    The exhibition was good but very crowded. It was interesting to read the quotations on the walls, about the lack of hygene among Vikings and their love of Irish women :-) The most fun was of course randomly bumping into Europeans during the exhibition and chatting to them in the wine bar...

    March 28, 2014

  • Michael

    excellent exhibition. They had some really amazing pieces on display and good explanations

    March 28, 2014

  • Daniela Di G.

    We ll head to Truckles Wine bar Bury Pl, London WC1A 2JR

    March 28, 2014

  • Daniela Di G.

    We are at exit of museum shop. We ll meet at Truckles Wine Bar at eight

    March 28, 2014

  • Ben H.

    I'm going in a bit early so plan to meet you in there.

    March 28, 2014

    • Ben H.

      Now can't make it so won't see you there. Have a good time.

      March 28, 2014

  • Beth P.

    Hi all, sorry can no longer make this as I am poorly :( really gutted but I hope you all enjoy it. Beth x

    March 27, 2014

  • Palma

    Sorry, I won't be able to do it at 6:30 pm.

    March 26, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Great Daniela thanks!

    March 26, 2014

  • Daniela Di G.

    We are now meeting at this lovely pub at eight pm afterwards..as the one mentioned below didnt take any more bookings. It s very near to British Museum nd lovely with lots of space outside too in their courtyard (secluded, not windy :-)
    Truckles Of Pied Bull Yard Bury Pl London WC1A

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Hi I booked for the 18.20 slot on 28 March online. Will see if I can stay in the expo until the 18.30 people arrive. Sorry - but I've forgotten the email address my ticket confirmation came from and can't find it in my inbox (oops!). Could someone please let me know what to look for. Also, can I be sure that we're meeting after the event in The George pub Great Portland Street. Thanks!!!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Dennis

    I just realised that thank thing I'm so unsocial that I'd hardly ever get into a situation where I get confused over plans :)

    March 25, 2014

  • vanessa

    Shoot, just realised I already have plans that night!

    March 25, 2014

    • Dul

      do you need to get rid of your ticket? I could get if off you

      March 25, 2014

  • Marcello

    Just realized I have a dinner with friends that same day

    March 25, 2014

  • Dul

    18.30 was soldout already...
    will meet you after the tour for a drink

    March 11, 2014

    • Beth P.

      Hi Dul, I've booked for the 18:20 slot - their might be some left? Beth

      March 11, 2014

    • Dul

      thanks for the tip, it was all sold out, earliest 17.10. I doubt I can scape work to make it

      March 19, 2014

  • Daniela Di G.

    i bought 18.40

    March 9, 2014

    • Maja

      Great, we will be meeting in the pub where we had a movie night which you suggested. Do you remember the name and the details of the pub? If so could you please post them, so people can join us there after the exhibition.

      March 9, 2014

    • Daniela Di G.

      The George
      55 Great Portland St
      W1W 7LQ
      gkpubs.co.uk[masked]

      March 9, 2014

  • susanna

    Well .. It looks like I left it too late and the 18:30 slot sold out. I only found out today if I could leave work on that day :(
    I hope I can catch up with you another time! Enjoy it. I'm sure it's going to be brilliant! :)
    I'll be in Dublin ... working and thinking of you :)

    February 24, 2014

  • Beth P.

    Hi all, the 18:30 slot is now sold out. However, I have got my ticket for the 18:20 slot and will either request to go in with you all, or go in a bit early and hang around :) Looking forward to it! Beth

    February 15, 2014

    • Maja

      Of course you do. Tickets sell out.

      February 17, 2014

    • Sasha

      Read the description and click on the link, where it says "buy your tickets from here". Quite self-explanatory...

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Hi Guys I also left it a bit late and have bought a ticket for the 18.20 slot. See you there Beth and we can see if we can find - or in true Viking style - make a way (just joking) to join the others. Looking forward to it:-)

    February 17, 2014

  • Vittoria

    I am a "friend" of the British Museum and can get into exhibitions without making a reservation with my card.

    February 9, 2014

  • Robert

    £17.50! good old BP

    2 · February 6, 2014

    • Sasha

      Free for members!

      1 · February 6, 2014

  • susanna

    I'm putting my name down for it as I REALLY HOPE I CAN MAKE IT! I am in Dublin and I'll fly over if I can find a good flight and can get off work ;)
    Will update RSVP as soon as I know :)

    February 6, 2014

  • Maja

    Please buy your tickets BEFORE you RSVP as they do tend to sell out (especially the late Friday evenings when we are going).

    February 6, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Have always been fascinated by the Vikings and their adventurous spirit (admittedly, as well as some not-so-nice stuff). Look forward to it:-)

    February 6, 2014

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