17th May 2014
The Vikings have arrived at the British Museum! Their new exhibition focuses on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th century to the early 11th century. It features many new archaeological discoveries and objects never seen before in the UK.
At the centre of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest ever found.
For those of you who can’t get to the British Museum, we have filmed an hour-long show called Viking Adventures. It is aimed at Key Stage 2 children aged 7-11 and their families.
You can join me and CBBC’s Ed Petrie for a fantastic tour through the world of the Vikings. I have a go at minting my own Viking coin and learning the Viking alphabet while Ed tries a spot of boat building and manages to break up a sword fight. The film also features experiments, Viking food tastings and a thousand-year-old Viking poo that was excavated from under a bank in York!
Cinemas around the country will be showing Viking Adventures for schools on Thursday 5th June 2014 and other dates. Find your nearest school showing here.
If your local cinema isn’t listed please email email@example.com with details and the British Museum will contact them.
As these viewings are exclusively for schools, if you and your family would like to watch Viking Adventures, please check your local listings
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Supported by BP Organised with the National Museum of Denmark and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin