Read about our exclusive event at Yorkshire Museum

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Twenty lucky SMA members attended an exclusive, free event at Yorkshire Museum, York, on 12th October 2017.

Members enjoyed a guided tour of ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’ by one of its curators, Dr. Andrew Woods.

SMA members had the opportunity to use the ground-breaking Virtual Reality equipment which allowed them to view the reconstruction of the army camp at Torksey.

SMA members had the opportunity to use the ground-breaking Virtual Reality equipment which allowed them to view the reconstruction of the army camp at Torksey.

SMA members had the opportunity to use the ground-breaking Virtual Reality equipment which allowed them to view the reconstruction of the army camp at Torksey.

The exhibition brought together two of the most significant Viking collections in a major new exhibition. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever made, the exhibition explored how the Vikings transformed life in Britain.

Alongside outstanding objects, the exhibition included a ground-breaking Virtual Reality reconstruction of the army camp at Torksey, Lincs. This built upon the research of Prof. Dawn Hadley, who spoke to the members in attendance about the project and her work at the site.

Members were given a private tour by curator Dr Andrew Woods and Prof. Dawn Hadley

Members were given a private tour by curator Dr Andrew Woods and Prof. Dawn Hadley

 

Following the tour there is the opportunity to attend Dr. Steve Ashby’s paper ‘Of Locks and Socks: aspects of everyday life in Viking towns’.

The major new exhibition brought together two of the most significant Viking collections, which SMA members at this exclusive event.

The major new exhibition brought together two of the most significant Viking collections, which SMA members viewed at this exclusive event.

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