Our Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition presents the Vikings as traders and craftspeople, allowing you to discover how they turned the materials they had around them into stunning items of cultural significance. The exhibition used material from the ‘Home and Abroad’ exhibition, which was one of the temporary exhibitions on display during the period when JORVIK Viking Centre was closed following the 2015 floods.
Visitors can see the items the Vikings created from materials including wood, bone and metal, as well as experience a replica Viking house. Younger visitors can find out what it was like to be a blacksmith in our specially designed children’s area. The exhibition’s replica handling kit, also available for venues to hire, is an excellent, hands-on way for visitors to learn more about the fragile archaeological finds on display.
Fearsome Craftsmen has been displayed at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, in 2017, Perth Museum and Art Gallery in 2018, and the Harris Museum, Preston, in 2019. Over 38,000 visitors have seen this exhibition to date.