we call them Vikings

The term Viking is often synonymous with pirate or robber, and evokes violence. But is that a false impression of the people from the north? During the period 793 to 1066 AD the Vikings played a vital role as traders, plunderers, seafarers and discoverers across much of Europe. Their homeland was today’s Scandinavia (comprising Denmark, Sweden, Norway and parts of Finland).

Much of our written knowledge of the Vikings originates from their foes.  Our conception of the typical Viking helmet is that it always bore two horns. In truth, among all helmet finds, there hasn’t been one fitted with two horns that could be definitively attributed to the Vikings

 

 

 Quick Facts:

  • Size: 8,500 to 10,000 sq. feet depending on space available at venue.
  • Number of objects: over 500 pieces – 95% originals.
  • Display Cases: approximately 70, supplied with the exhibition.
  • Interactives: 14.
  • 2 full-size replicas of a Viking ship – one that is fully accessible and hands-on for visitors, the other, a smaller grave boat.
  • Modern stylistic and flexible design.
  • North American venues fully booked
  • New Vikings exhibition available