Meet the Vikings this Half-Term
Press Release: 26/10/2009
As it will be Halloween, you can expect to hear the Vikings talking excitedly about their “Winter Nights” festival - the Viking equivalent to Halloween.
Katya, the Viking lady, will be telling visitors all about the Viking Gods, with stories of Odin, Thor and Freyja, and their home at Asgard.
Sigurd, the Viking warrior, will be dressed for battle in chain mail, helmet, battle axe and shield, but has promised to be on his best behaviour this half-term!
Members of the local branch of The Vikings Re-Enactment Society will be coming along to show us what life was like 1,000 years ago. During the interactive sessions you will also be able to handle replica objects from the period. You can also try on a Viking helmet for size; hold a sword or battle axe, or grind flour with a quern stone. Visitors will find out all about life in Anglo Saxon and Viking Winchester. This latest visit will be an enjoyable and interesting experience for the whole family.
Cllr Patricia Stallard, portfolio holder for culture, heritage and sport, added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family
No booking is required and admission is free.