Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition. The first at the British Museum 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.
Please note that under 16's require a ticket even though they are not charged.
Discover the Viking world in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum 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 the surviving timbers of 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 showing how our understanding of the Vikings is still being changed by new excavations and recent research.
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.
The exhibition is supported by BP and organised with the National Museum of Denmark and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Images: Sword, late 8th–early 9th century. Kalundborg or Holbæk, Zealand, Denmark. Photo: Arnold Mikkelsen. © The National Museum of Denmark. Background: Kim Westerskov/Getty Images.
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Tottenham Court Road
Monday-Thursday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 08.30pm
Saturday- Sunday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Last entry 80 minutes before closing
Children under the age of 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. Please call us to book if you have children under 16 in your party.
Please take your ticket to the exhibition entrance on arrival where your name will be checked against a list of pre-booked ticket buyers.