Revising Vikings: Beauty, design and adornment

By jackie keily on 24 May 2014

Often we tend to think of the Vikings only as marauding bad guys, ‘riding’ into town in their longboats, ready to burn and pillage, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. This is an aspect that the current major exhibition at the British Museum is trying to redress, and here at the Museum of London we are keen to do our bit too! Read the full postRead the full post

Invaded by Vikings!

By jackie keily on 9 Mar 2014
Selection of Viking weapons: 11th century

Some of the Viking battle axes and spears found near London Bridge in the 1920s on display in the Museum of London’s Medieval London gallery.

Ha-haaaaaaar! This year London is about to be invaded by the Vikings again, though this time they’ll be in the safe confines of the British Museum and hopefully their London experience will be a little less eventful than before! From the 800s to the 1000s London was periodically attacked by Viking raiders, mainly from modern-day Denmark, and evidence of these raids can still be found at the Museum of London. Read the full postRead the full post