"The reach and cultural connections of the Viking Age make it a remarkable story shared by many countries, not least here in the British Isles," says Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum. "New discoveries and research have led to a wealth of new information about the Vikings, so it is a perfect moment to look again at this critical era."
This bygone age of warriors, seafarers and conquerors still holds a strange fascination, enthralling us with its spirit of adventure.
The exhibition runs from 6 March – 22 June. Tickets can be booked online at britishmuseum.org or 020 7323 8181.
Opening hours 10.00–17.30 Saturday to Thursday and 10.00–20.30 Fridays. Open on Good Friday 18 April, 10.00–17.30.
Child under 16, free when accompanied by a paying adult
Students and 16–18 years, £13
Other concessions available, see website for details.