Viking exhibition invades Cornwall maritime museum

Date Posted: 11/03/2015

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is launching a new Viking exhibition on 20th March called Viking Voyagers, and a series of educational workshops will run alongside.

Education sessions are entitled Vikings: Sailors Raiders & Traders and are tailored towards Key Stage 2 and the History Curriculum.

The Viking exhibition will feature artefacts that are both nationally and internationally significant, and explore the facts that lie behind the myths that portray them as blood thirsty raiders.

Visitors to the museum will be able to discover a less fearsome side of the Vikings – the people who were craftsmen, boat builders and even early entrepreneurs.

Interactive displays will help to showcase a culture that enjoyed ostentation and hierarchy as well as ritual, religion and family life.

The historical exhibition will run for two years from March. For more information visit

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