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Over a thousand years since the Great Viking Army arrived in East Anglia in 865, Norwich Castle brings together some of the most significant Anglo-Saxon and Viking treasures ever discovered in Britain.

Featuring star objects from the British Museum and Yorkshire Museum, Viking: Rediscover the Legend offers a fresh perspective on how the Vikings shaped many aspects of life in Britain.

The exhibition includes the Anglo-Saxon York Helmet, the most outstanding example of its type to survive, as well as the most significant Viking treasure ever found in the UK – the Vale of York, Cuerdale and Bedale Viking Hoards.

These finds are shown alongside highlights from Norwich Castle’s own extensive collections, including many items on display for the first time, which will help to tell the distinctive regional story of the Viking presence in East Anglia. As well as providing a spectacular display, these fabulous objects will be interpreted in new ways which challenge our perceptions of what it meant to be a Viking.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU

01603 493625


Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 1-4.30pm

(1 July – 23 September 2019 open until 5pm)

  • Closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

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