The largest collection of authentic Viking artefacts to ever come to Western Australia is now on display at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle!
The international touring exhibition Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea offers a fascinating glimpse into the dramatic world of ancient Vikings at home and abroad.
Developed by the National Museum of Denmark and Museums Partner, Vikings explores the incredible Viking legacy. It also aims to distil some of the myths about Vikings (for instance they didn’t wear horned helmets!) and accurately depict Viking peoples’ domestic life, religion, craftsmanship, as well as raiding and trading culture.
Western Australian Museum CEO Alec Coles said the displays and stories also give an insight into the lives of Vikings as warriors, traders, farmers, great engineers, shipbuilders, and seafarers. It includes the role of women within Viking society as talented artisans, matriarchs, traders, caretakers, and explorers.
Only at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle, December 12 2020 – May 16 2021.