March 28, 2014 · 6:30 PM
This location is shown only to members
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?
Tickets cost £16.50 and can be bought here: http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/invt/mexviking?__utma=1.433738722.1384451437.1384451437.1391700442.2&__utmb=220.127.116.111702498405&__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.