A spectacular exhibition of treasures from the Viking world

Graphic of a wooden Viking ship under sail at sea

Beneath the myths, the story of these incredible navigators, explorers, warriors, traders and artists

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  • About Vikings

    Hundreds of treasures reveal how they really lived.

    Warriors, invaders and plunderers or explorers, traders and farmers? Beyond the myths and legends, what do we really know about the people we call Vikings?

    The fascinating world of Vikings is revealed in the international blockbuster Vikings - Beyond the legend - open for a limited season.

    This must-see exhibition draws on recent archaeological discoveries and nearly 500 rare artefacts to shed new light on the Viking way of life while challenging stereotypes of Vikings as ferocious, plundering pagans in horned helmets.

    Many of the artefacts have never been seen in Australia such as the oldest known Scandinavian crucifix, finely crafted bronze and silver jewellery, exquisite gold and silver pendants, small statuettes of Norse gods, and Viking swords dating from 700-1100AD.

    Visitors can also see an eight metre replica of the Viking boat Krampmacken, and step on board the Jorgen Jorgenson - a newly restored reconstruction of the late 9th century Gokstad ship.

    Vikings - Beyond the legend comes direct from Sweden and is produced by The Swedish History Museum and MuseumsPartner.

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