Bring Us Your Viking Loot! Curators at Yorkshire Museum Need Your Help This February Half Term

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Bring Us Your Viking Loot! Curators at Yorkshire Museum Need Your Help This February Half Term

13 February 2017

Raid your cupboards and loot your lofts this half term to rediscover your Viking themed possessions and their stories for a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum.

Viking: Rediscover the Legend, will open in May at the Museum, bringing together the best Viking finds from the Yorkshire Museum and British Museum collections.

As part of how the Vikings have been portrayed in the last 60 years, the curators would like to include Viking themed objects and possessions and to hear stories from the people of Yorkshire, for possible inclusion in the exhibition. A special event is taking place on February 23 for people to come to the museum and meet the curators with their finds.

This is one of a range of Viking themed activities taking place throughout half term at the museum, including the chance to meet our resident ‘Viking’ to learn about some of the Viking objects on display.

Natalie Buy, curator of archaeology, said:

“Vikings have been portrayed in many different lights over the years – from murderous pilagers to entrepreneurial traders. We would like to collect and showcase some of the Viking memorabilia and the stories behind them to help us understand how our current views on Vikings have been shaped and what Vikings mean to you. This could be anything from Viking helmets with horns on to toys, clothing to collectables.

“As well as this our family-friendly activities will take place throughout the week with our tame Viking in residence talking about Spindle Whorls, Horn spoons and Bone skates!”

All the activities are included in the admission price, which is free to children under 17 with one paying adult.

For full listings of the February half term activities, please click here. For more information on the upcoming exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend, please click here.

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