The true story?
The Vikings are possibly best known as brutal robbers. Today there are many pictures and stories about the Vikings, stories that describe how they travelled around the world, frightening the life out of people. This is not the true story of the Vikings.
The Vikings were mostly peaceful traders. However, most of the people who lived in the Nordic Countries during this period were not Vikings. They were farmers, hunters and craftsmen.
The exhibition does include weapons, but it also includes thousands of objects which give a different picture, telling the story of everyday activities, religious beliefs and family life.