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Fearsome Craftsmen - The Vikings Are Coming

Type:Exhibition

Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP

Tel: 01772 905414

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Fearsome Craftsmen - The Vikings Are Coming

In this exhibition discover how Viking artisans turned the materials they had around them into stunning items of cultural significance.

Vikings made ordinary things to serve their everyday needs but they decorated them with designs which reveal the true spirit of the Viking Age. Explore the items the Vikings created from wood, bone and metal, plus many more and discover this lesser known side of the Vikings.

The Vikings made everything they needed from natural materials. Antler, bone and horn could be turned into combs, knife handles and jewellery. Wood was vital for everything from houses and furniture to spoons and bowls. Leather from animal hides made shoes, belts and scabbards. Smiths turned ores into iron, lead and copper. Potters made clay into pottery. Dyed and woven wool was transformed into colourful cloth.

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Discover the Vikings like never before!
Explore a replica Viking house and experience what it was like to be a blacksmith in our specially designed children's area. Discover the stories of legendary Viking craftsmen and experience what it was like to be a Viking blacksmith by using our replica forge.

This exhibition allows you to discover how these Fearsome Craftsmen working over 1,000 years ago turned simple materials into complex objects.

 'A touring exhibition brought to you by The JORVIK Group.'

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