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May 27, 2017 to January 1, 2018

Vikings, Beyond the Legend, at NHMU

This exhibit is now closed. See current exhibits.

The special exhibition, Vikings, is open now at NHMU. It offers guests a contemporary look at the mysterious seafarers, farmers, traders, and plunderers who explored and harassed Europe more than 1,000 years ago.

The exhibition features more than 400 artifacts—some never before seen outside Scandinavia—including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing, and even a piece of 1,000-year-old Viking bread. These recent archaeological discoveries have shed new light on the Viking age, dispelling long-held stereotypes about its people, traditions, and influence.

The beautiful, immersive exhibition includes video projections and over a dozen interactive displays that will help you experience the daily life of the Viking Age people. Start your journey today!

When you visit Vikings at NHMU you will:

  • See a reconstruction of a Viking boat discovered in a burial mound in Gokstad, Norway
  • Play a digital version of a popular Viking strategy game that pre-dates chess
  • Test the balance between the blade and handle of a replica Viking sword
  • Excavate a spectacular Viking burial boat, layer by layer, on an interactive touch table
  • Meet Vikings in the flesh, hear their stories and learn their skills

In conjunction with Vikings, the Museum will also be hosting a number of Viking-themed craft workshops


Vikings, a special exhibit at NHMU.


Presenting Sponsor
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Major Sponsors
Meldrum Foundation
My Good Fund
Rio Tinto Kennecott

Exhibit Sponsors
Emma Eccles Jones Foundation
Janet Quinney Lawson Foundation
Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation

Community Sponsors
JoAnne L. Shrontz Family Foundation
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Supporting Partner
Harmons Neighborhood Grocer

The exhibition is a joint venture between and produced by The Swedish History Museum in Sweden and MuseumsPartner in Austria.