May Day Madness for Mini Vikings

Young warriors are invited to raid ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ this May Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May), with free entry for all children dressed as Vikings. A time of funny hats, big boats and fierce fighters it’s no wonder kids love the Vikings, so grab your wooden shields and discover a Norse adventure at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. 

Dressed for the ocassion, young explorers will find themselves embarking upon an quest that tells the epic story of the Vikings who arrived in Britain from Scandinavia in the 8th century.

Spend time investigating the Valhalla exhibition trail and take part in a series of interactive, ‘hands on’ activities exploring the gods, myths and sagas that make this such a colourful period of history. Activities include: a Viking storytelling tent complete with puppets and dressing up, rune stamping, a ‘create your own Viking God’ activity and burial stone colouring in!

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is located in the town’s former Music Hall, in to which it moved in April 2014 following a major restoration of the largely Victorian building.  ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ will be on show in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, one of the six galleries in the Museum.

Open daily the exhibition runs to 5 June 2016. Children dressed as Vikings will gain free entry with a paying adult or senior across the Bank Holiday Weekend – 30 April – 2 May.  Standard admission costs to the whole Museum & Art Gallery including Valhalla are: £4.50 per adult, £4.00 per senior of pensionable age, £3.60 per student, £2.00 per child and £10 per family.  For more information visit