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Viking Opening Weekend: The Voyage Begins

Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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Viking Opening Weekend: The Voyage Begins


Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017

Head to Lakeside Arts for the big opening weekend of Viking: Rediscover The Legend and immerse yourself into the everyday life of the Vikings.

Opening weekend activities include:


Meet & Learn With Einar & Thorkatla - Saturday 25 November, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3pm

A unique opportunity to come andmeet Vikings Einar and Thorkatla, see the things theymake, the tools they use, and learn about the crafts and activities in their daily lives– including the chance to have a go yourself! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Coin-striking & Friendship Bracelets With Toki & Frida - Saturday 25 November from 1pm - 4pm

Join Vikings Toki and Frida as they demonstrate that the Vikings weren’t just raiders, but traders as well! Let Toki the moneymaker show you how to make money ‘hand over fist’ with your own Viking-age coin to take away. Then join Frida
to make a friendship band which has hidden secrets about the Viking way of life–and death.


Viking Board Games - Saturday 25 November 2017 at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

For ages 7+

Did you know that playing board-games was considered an important skill for a Viking to have? The Ludorati Board Game Café will be at the Museum with some
Viking-themed modern board games, with playing slots running throughout the day. You can also drop into the Museum any time between 11am and 4pm to learn how to play Hnefatafl, an old Viking board game much like chess.

Please book via the Box Office on 0115 846 7777


Art Investigator Max: Viking Activity Day - Saturday 25 November 2017 from 12noon - 4pm

All welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult

Today’s student-led afternoon of arts and crafts for all the family has a Viking theme. Join in to make tiles and pots decorated with patterns and textures you have discovered in the exhibition.


Artefact Handling - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017 from 11am - 4pm

Free, just drop in
Suitable for all

Drop into the exhibition for the chance to handle museum quality replica Viking objects,many of which are based on the artefacts on display. From jewellery to swords and axes, hear about how these items would have been used and feel
history come to life in your hands.


Vikings Opening Weekend: Storytelling - Sunday 26 November 2017 at 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Children £2, adults free

Immerse yourselves in the drama of Viking tales with Paul Goldsmith as he conjures up vivid images from Norse myths and legends.


Viking Food Tasting - Sunday 26 November 2017 from 1pm - 3pm

Free, just drop in

How was the Viking diet different to ours today? Drop in to the Learning studio to sample some of the culinary delights enjoyed by our Viking ancestors.


Viking Chain Maille - Sunday 26 November 2017 from 10am - 12noon

£20 (£15 concessions)
For ages 16+

Chainmaille armour has been around for thousands of years, and was used by the Vikings.We don’t expect you to make a full suit of armour, but the links can be put together to make beautiful and unusual jewellery. With Travellers Through Time’s maille workshop you’ll come away with the know-how to make three beautiful pieces of chain maille that you can wear or give away as an unusual gift.

Please book via the Box Office on 0115 846 7777


Viking Chain Maille For Kids - Sunday 26 November 2017 from 1pm - 3pm

For ages 7-15

Make your own piece of chainmaille to take away. Join Toki and Frida from Travellers Through Time in another of their fun, historical craft workshops where you will learn how Viking craftspeople made the chain maille that protected the fierce Viking warriors in battle.

Please book via Box Office on 0115 846 7777

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  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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