vikings-beyond-the-legend-cincinnati-museum-centerRecently our family visited the Cincinnati Museum Center to see the Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibit and we all loved it.  It’s a great learning experience for all ages.  I had no idea what to expect from this exhibit and I went into it not knowing much about Viking history at all.  I was impressed with how much we all learned about Viking culture, history, daily life,  weaponry, transportation and mythology.

The exhibit encompasses two huge rooms with countless artifacts, reproductions, informative signs and many interactive educational pieces.  The interactive pieces were my favorite for the children (and adults) because we could learn about Vikings in a hands on manner.  Learning about this ancient way of life really was an awesome experience, and I recommend visiting the exhibit before it ends in April 2017.  Read more details about Vikings: Beyond the Legend below and let my pictures give you a glimpse of Viking life.

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More Details about Vikings: Beyond the Legend

vikings-beyond-the-legend-boatExperience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated millions of people around the world, as the largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America comes to Cincinnati.

Explore the rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture through a rare collection of artifacts and fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries that gives you a real look into the lives of Vikings and shows why they continue to capture our imagination.

  • Examine hundreds of thousand-year-old artifacts showing the work of highly skilled craftspeople who used many different materials, including textiles, wood, metal, bone, leather, glass and ceramics.
  • Experience Viking daily life by engaging in activities that explore traditional clothing, competing in authentic Viking games, and testing your strength using an accurate model of a Viking sword.
  • vikings-beyond-the-legend-henry-and-swordLearn about Norse mythology and see displays of beautifully crafted weapons and religious iconography, including the earliest known Scandinavian crucifix.
  • Virtually excavate a Viking ship layer by layer, uncovering rich discoveries like weapons, tools, and animals, just as archaeologists do.
  • Marvel at full-scale replica Viking ships, including the 25-foot Krampmacken and 21-foot Karl, plus a “Ghost Ship” represented in 3D by the boat’s original iron rivets.
  • Walk alongside the longest Viking ship ever discovered, the 122-foot Roskilde 6, making its North American debut here in Cincinnati.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend is a joint venture between and produced by The Swedish History Museum in Sweden and MuseumsPartner in Austria. The Roskilde 6 display is a joint venture between and produced by The National Museum of Denmark and MuseumsPartner.

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Valhalla mythology on a picture stone.

Valhalla mythology on a picture stone.

Viking Pottery

Viking Pottery

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Henry learns all about the Mythology behind the names of the days of the week.

Henry learns all about the Mythology behind the names of the days of the week.

Ice Skates made from Bone

Ice Skates made from Bone

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Vikings: Beyond the Legend will be at the Cincinnati Museum Center through April 2017.  Visit the Cincy Museum Center Website for more details about the exhibit.

Disclaimer:  I was given complimentary media passes for this exhibit for review purposes, but all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.