Video: Bettany Hughes on Vikings

The historian and broadcaster heads to the British Museum to take a look at the new exhibition, Vikings: Life and Legend.

Developed with the National Museum of Denmark and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the British Museum's new exhibition explores the rich cultural legacy of the Viking Age, beyond the bloodthirsty stereotypes.

Below, watch historian Bettany Hughes' video-tour of the exhibition, which includes the largest Viking ship ever discovered, beautiful gold and silver jewellery, and coins from all over the Viking empire. 

Vikings: Life and Legend is at the British Museum, London, until 22 June. Get 50% off entry with the National Art Pass.

 

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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