This filmed guided tour of the British Museum’s spectacular 2014 Vikings exhibition, offers an extraordinary insight into how these great warriors shaped modern life. Curator Gareth Williams brings the exhibition to life, alongside experts on Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, language and legacy in a private tour presented by historians and broadcasters Bettany Hughes and Michael Wood and featuring British Museum Director Neil MacGregor.
Preceded by a Q&A with exhibition curators Peter Pentz (National Museum of Denmark) and Gareth Williams (British Museum)
As part of View: A Festival of Art History
Photo credit: Pin with Dragon’s Head. Hedeby, Germany, AD 950–1000. Wikinger Museum Haithabu, Schleswig. Background photo: Jan Steiner.
The event has now finished