Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Start Time

23 MAR 2018
10:00 AM

End Time

1 APR 2018
05:00 PM


Melbourne Museum


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.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

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

Almost 500 artefacts come together to form the largest collection of its kind displayed in Australia. Among the rare treasures on show are the astoundingly beautiful 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.

This exhibition, from the Swedish History Museum, shows us why, even 1000 years later, Viking culture still captivates imaginations.
Buy your tickets online before 22 March 2018 and go in the draw to win a trip for 2 to Denmark!

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

Please be aware that the exhibition contains Viking human skeletal remains from the Swedish History Museum. This may cause distress for some visitors. When you visit the exhibition please speak to staff if you wish to avoid these parts of the exhibition.