© Photo courtesy of the Royal BC Museum, SHM 16560
A welcome invasion
If the word “Viking” conjures up images of horned helmets, you should probably visit Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends on now until November 11 at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria — apparently no self-respecting Norse seafarer ever wore one. Produced by the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm and MuseumsPartner in Innsbruck, Austria, the exhibit features 500 artifacts, pieces of jewellery and clothing, swords and axes. Night at the Museum: Vikings! includes more archeological discoveries for kids — with Viking yoga in the morning, whatever that is — while Saturday Night Alive will teach Viking craft techniques. Vikings: Journey to the New Worlds is a 40-minute IMAX documentary. Timed-tickets to the exhibit: adults $23.95, kids 6 to 18 $17.95. IMAX tickets: $11.95 and $9.75. tel: (888) 447-7977; royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.
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