In 793 CE a new group of raiders arrived on England’s shores. They were the axe welding, longship sailing Vikings, who poured from their ships onto the beach and sacked the Anglo-Saxon monastery one Lindisfarne. From this first interaction the Vikings became a pivotal influence on our culture, language and way of life.
In this Topic Day, explore their world using the skills of an archaeologist. Discover the people behind the longships - their love of games, adventure and exploration. Investigate why they went of the many raids, which have characterised our modern perception of them and have a go at experimental archaeology experience their way of life.