Vikings: Beyond the Legend

April 18 – October 20, 2019

Row a Viking ship, wield a sword and learn about the explorers, traders, farmers and artisans who changed the course of history through the largest touring exhibition of Viking artifacts in the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend is an immersive experience surrounding 650 artifacts ranging from exotic jewels to three Viking warships, including the 37-metre Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found, featuring approximately 1,000 year-old wooden planks and metal supports showing the ship's original lines. Striking multimedia and 11 interactive stations bring this historic exhibition to life.

Highlights include:

  • The Roskilde 6, using 25% of the original, preserved planks
  • The full-size, six-metre replica ship Joanna, built with Viking Age techniques and materials
  • A "ghost ship" sculpture of hanging iron replica rivets from a burial ship
  • A full-scale replica of the Jelling Rune Stone often called Denmark's birth certificate
  • Unique artifacts like "Thor's hammer," Ulfberht swords and the Hevring Flak rudder
  • Elaborate jewellery and coins
  • Hands-on activities highlighting traditional clothing, the rune alphabet and Viking games
  • Interactive components including an opportunity to pick up a precise replica of a Viking Age sword to feel its weight and balance
  • An augmented reality rowing experience that let visitors test their ability to maintain the rowing cadence of a Viking ship

Vikings: Beyond the Legend is on loan from the National Museum of Denmark. The exhibition is a joint venture between and produced by The National Museum of Denmark and MuseumsPartner in Austria.

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i no fit :'(