Viking: Rediscover the Legend

York Helmet – Image © Anthony Chappel-Ross

We are delighted to be the only North West venue to be hosting the Viking:Rediscover the Legend exhibition in 2018.

The most significant Viking treasure hoards ever discovered in Britain will be on display together for the first time from May 2017. Star objects from the British Museum will feature alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world-class collections and will be interpreted in new ways to give a fresh perspective on how Vikings shaped every aspect of life in Britain.

It will include the most famous Viking collections  in this country, including the Vale of York Viking Hoard, Cuerdale Hoard and the Bedale Hoard.

It will also feature ground-breaking research by archaeologists and new discoveries by metal-detectorists which will challenge our perceptions of what it means to be Viking.

It opens at Yorkshire Museum and then tours to the University of Nottingham, The Atkinson, Southport, Aberdeen Art Gallery, and Norwich Castle Museum, from May 2017 until September 2019.

With thanks to:


Opening Times:

Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 11am-3pm (during this exhibition)

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