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Free entry for mini Vikings!

Young warriors are invited to raid ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ this May Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd 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 occasion, young explorers will find themselves embarking upon a 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, into 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 5th June 2016. Children dressed as Vikings will gain free entry with a paying adult or senior across the Bank Holiday Weekend – 30th April to 2nd May.

Standard admission costs to the whole Museum & Art Gallery including Valhalla are: 

£4.50 per adult

£4 per person of state pension age

£3.60 per student

£2 per child  

£10 per family of 2 adults and 3 children 

£7 per family of 1 adult and 3 children. 

See special offer above for this Bank Holiday weekend 30th April to 2nd May.