Vikings: Life And Legend

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND JUNE 2014

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Dates:
6th March 2014 until 22nd June 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-5.30pm, Fri 10am-8.30pm | Open Good Friday 18 Apr 10am-5.30pm
 
PRICES
£16.50 (Adults), £13 (concs)
 

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Vikings: Life And LegendWeapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery which opens in March 2014. The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years features weapons and looted treasures showing the central role which warfare played in the identity of the Scandinavian warriors. Exhibits include recently excavated skeletons from a mass grave of executed Vikings near Weymouth in Dorset, and The Vale of York Hoard - shown in its entirety at the British Museum for the first time since it was discovered near Harrogate in 2007. These hoards, artefacts and religious icons give visitors an overarching insight into how the Vikings created an international network connecting cultures over four continents, contributing to the development of the early Russian state.

 

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Vikings: Life And Legend  The Lewis Chessmen, berserkers. Late 12th century, Uig, Lewis, Scotland. Walrus ivory. Copyright of The Trustees of the British Museum.  

   
Vikings: Life And Legend - The Lewis Chessmen, berserkers. Late 12th century, Uig, Lewis, Scotland. Walrus ivory. Copyright of The Trustees of the British Museum.

Vikings: Life And Legend The Lewis Chessmen, berserkers. Late 12th century, Uig, Lewis, Scotland. Walrus ivory. Copyright of The Trustees of the British Museum. 

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Euston Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Eurostar
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Vikings: Life And Legend
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30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Vikings: Life And Legend
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London > Attractions > House and Garden
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British Museum events

 
A Different Perspective: The Assyrian Reliefs Of The Siege Of Lachish: TalkA Different Perspective: The Assyrian Reliefs Of The Siege Of Lachish: TalkA gallery talk with Nigel Tallis.24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
A Different Perspective: The Assyrian Reliefs Of The Siege Of Lachish: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUE  British Museum 
A gallery talk with Nigel Tallis.
The Forbidden City: LectureThe Forbidden City: LectureFrances Wood talks about this extraordinary complex of buildings.24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Today Only
The Forbidden City: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 1.30pm-2.30pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Frances Wood talks about this extraordinary complex of buildings.
Ming Beijing: LectureMing Beijing: LectureGiven by Professor Susan Naquin.24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Today Only
Ming Beijing: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Given by Professor Susan Naquin.
Germany: Memories of a NationGermany: Memories of a NationGermany: Memories of a NationA 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a porcelain rhino are just some of the many objects from a 600 year period on display at the British Museum's Germany: Memories of a Nation, an exhibition backed by a 30-part BBC Radio 4 series marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Covering a period from the height of the Holy Roman Empire to post24th October 2014Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Germany: Memories of a Nation
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  16th October 2014 to 25th January 2015
VENUE  British Museum 
A 1953 Volkswagen Beetle and a porcelain rhino are just some of the many objects from a 600 year period on display at the British Museum's Germany: Memories of a Nation, an exhibition backed by a 30-part BBC Radio 4 series marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Covering a period from the height of the Holy Roman Empire to post... More about this event
 
Ming: 50 Years That Changed ChinaMing: 50 Years That Changed ChinaMing: 50 Years That Changed ChinaThrough spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British Museum focuses on a little explored but spectacular period in the first half of 15th century when China became a global superpower. "There will be many surprises" in the exhibition, according to The Guardian, "in24th October 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Ongoing
Ming: 50 Years That Changed China
event > Exhibitions
DATES  18th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  British Museum 
Through spectacular objects from 15th century China, Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, the blockbuster autumn exhibition at the British Museum focuses on a little explored but spectacular period in the first half of 15th century when China became a global superpower. "There will be many surprises" in the exhibition, according to The Guardian, "in... More about this event
 
Witches and Wicked BodiesWitches and Wicked BodiesWitches and Wicked BodiesCo-curated by artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge, Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum explores the changing depictions in prints and drawings of witches and witchcraft, ranging from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. Artists such as Dürer, Goya and Fuseli were drawn to the rich imagery and mythology of witchcraft from c24th October 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Witches and Wicked Bodies
event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Ancient & Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th September 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUE  British Museum 
Co-curated by artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge, Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum explores the changing depictions in prints and drawings of witches and witchcraft, ranging from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. Artists such as Dürer, Goya and Fuseli were drawn to the rich imagery and mythology of witchcraft from c... More about this event
 
Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)Children's digital workshop.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Chinese Adventures (Over 5s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Children's digital workshop.
Curator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: LectureCurator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: LectureCurator Barrie Cook presents an illustrated talk.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
On Soon
Curator's Introduction To Germany: Memories Of A Nation: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Curator Barrie Cook presents an illustrated talk.
Rome: City And Empire: TalkRome: City And Empire: TalkGiven by Carolyn Perry.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Rome: City And Empire: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 1.15pm-2pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Given by Carolyn Perry.
Exploring Egyptian Mummies: WorkshopExploring Egyptian Mummies: WorkshopExplore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Exploring Egyptian Mummies: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 11.30am-3.30pm
VENUE  British Museum 
Explore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians.
 

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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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The Forbidden City: Lecture
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Gekiga: Alternative Manga from Japan
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2014 

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Gekiga: Alternative Manga from Japan at the Cartoon Museum will display images by the likes of Masahiko Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Tatsumi ...More

Hogarth's London
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

The Cartoon Museum 2 minutes walk from British Museum

The Cartoon Museum displays compelling images by English painter, printmaker and pictorial satirist William Hogarth in their exhibition Hogarth's London. ...More

The Roaring Prohibition Ball
Concerts | On 24th October 2014 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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Memphis The Musical
Memphis The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

 
 
 
 
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