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Vikings: Fearsome Craftsmen

Date Saturday 15 June 2019 - Monday 26 August 2019
Time 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP
Cost Free

People in Viking period clothing.

Explore this exhibition inspired by Viking Fearsome Craftsmen...

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, adding to them by decorating them with designs which reveal the true spirit of the Viking Age.

Explore items the Vikings created from wood, bone and metal as well as many more materials showcasing their lesser known side.

The exhibition will also feature the Silverdale Hoard as well as a replica Viking house.

Opening times

Opening times for the Harris are as follows:

  • Monday: 11am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday: 10am-5pm
  • Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday: 11am-4pm

Fearsome Craftsmen events

Throughout this exciting exhibition the Harris has a number of hands-on and inclusive events to look forward to. 

Silversmithing for Beginners

Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August, 12.30pm

Silversmithing for Beginners is a beginner's workshop where you will learn how to craft a beautiful and unique bangle inspired by Viking silversmithing.

Map address for the Harris

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