Vikings: Beyond the Legend



Touring Hall
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

The Vikings are coming

You've seen the TV series and you've heard the stories of savagery associated with the Vikings, now see them for what they really were. Recent archaeological discoveries have challenged our image of Vikings as pillaging and plundering pagans in horned helmets.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings this rich, often-misunderstood culture to life, debunking stereotypes and providing insights into Viking domestic life, rituals and beliefs.

Over 450 artefacts come together to form the largest collection of its kind displayed in Australia. Among the rare treasures on show are the stunning skeletal remains of a Viking longship, one of the finest Thor’s-hammer pendants ever found, and Viking swords dating from 700 AD to 1100 AD.

From the Swedish History Museum, Vikings: Beyond the Legend shows us why even 1000 years later, Viking culture still captivates imaginations.

Human remains will not be displayed in this exhibition due to cultural sensitivities - find out more.


Museum Member $13
Adult $28
Concession $22
Child $14
Family $70

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$12 per student plus education service fee. Call 03 8341 7767

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