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Viking Heroes Land in Present Day Guernsey

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Monday 19 July 2021

Nine of history's most formidable Vikings arrive at Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery - and they're staying 'til Christmas!

From Monday 19th July 2021, visitors will get to discover more about real Viking heroes, including; the legendary Eric Bloodaxe; ruthless adventurer Harald Hardrada; warrior woman Lathgertha; brave explorer Leif the Lucky; fearsome warrior Sweyn Forkbeard; and the great leader, King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark - among others - as they uncover what makes a true Viking hero.

Viking Heroes
Image courtesy of JORVIK GROUP

The arrival of the Vikings marks the launch of Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery's 'Heroes of the Viking World' exhibition, a touring exhibition from The JORVIK Group of Attractions, operators of the award-winning JORVIK Viking Centre.

Director of Attractions for York Archaeological Trust, the owners and operators of The JORVIK Group, Sarah Maltby, explains: "The Heroes exhibition brings these Viking champions' stories to life, drawing on historical and archaeological evidence to help explore the idea of heroism in the Viking Age as well as looking at how these people were celebrated and commemorated in their time and ours."

{1} Visitors can explore how each of these Norse celebrities were celebrated in their time and throughout history and what the archaeological evidence can tell us about the real people behind the myth. These stories are told through a series of display panels, replica objects and human remains displaying battle injuries.

{2} Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of the Viking Age when you step inside our impressive replica Viking tent!

The Heroes exhibition opens on Monday 19th July 2021 and runs until 31st December 2021. Admission to the exhibition is £6.50 for adults and £2.00 for children. Or buy a Discovery Pass and get unlimited access. Discover more at http://www.museums.gov.gg/

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