Discover the Vikings Family Fun Day

Saturday, November 24th 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm

Join us at the Shetland Museum and Archives as we go Viking for the day. You can look forward to a fun-filled day of Viking activities, talks and workshops suitable for all the family. From Viking sagas with award-winning storyteller Thomas Olsen to Viking warrior make up workshops, kids craft activities, a live feed direct from JORVIK Viking Centre, meet the experts and much more. Please see the full programme of events below.


VIKING VILLAGE - Visit our Viking Village where you’ll have the chance to meet the experts and discover more about Viking life. They’ll be hands on demonstrations and activities for all the family, including coin making, a photobooth and crafts. Jump aboard our Peerie Viking Boat and delve into our dressing up box and become Vikings for the day!

Time: All day (10.30am – 4pm)
Age: For all the family
Location: Boat Hall
Price: FREE
Booking: Drop in, no booking required


THOR’S HAMMER PENDANT WORKSHOP - Come along and discover facts about the Norse God Thor and his magical hammer then make your own lucky hammer for protection.

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Age: 7-11 years
Location: Learning Room, Shetland Museum and Archives
Price: £3.50
Booking: Please click here to book your space.


FOLLOW THE VIKINGS FILM - This short film showcases the work of the Follow the Vikings project and its legacy.

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Age: For all the family
Location: Auditorium, Shetland Museum and Archives
Price: FREE
Booking: No booking required


MEET THE EXPERT TALKS - Meet the experts and discover all about Shetland’s Viking past.

10.30 Eileen Brooke-Freeman, Place-Names Officer will give a talk on Viking Place names
11.00 Chris Dyer, Assistant Archaeologist will give a talk on Unst, a Viking island above all others
11.30 Jenny Murray, Curator of Collections will give a talk on Viking Jewellery
12.00 Tracey Hawkins, Collections Assistant will give a talk on Viking Toys
12.30 Dr Carol Christiansen, Curator & Community Museums Officer will give a talk on Viking textiles

Age: For all the family
Location: Meet in museum foyer
Price: FREE
Booking: No booking required


GO-BERSERK! - WARRIOR MAKE UP WORKSHOPS - Join makeup artist Babs Clubb and learn how to create Berserker warrior make-up effects. Learn a new make-up skill and transform yourself into a Viking warrior so you can attend the International Roadshow at Mareel in true Viking style.

Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Age: 12yrs+
Location: Learning Room, Shetland Museum and Archives
Price: £5.00
Booking: Please click here to book your space.


VIKING SAGAS WITH AWARD WINNING STORYTELLER THOMAS OLSEN
Join award winning storyteller, King of the Vikings, Thomas Olsen for an afternoon of Viking sagas. Not one to be missed!

Time: 1.30pm - 2.15pm
Age: For all the family
Location: Auditorium, Shetland Museum and Archives
Price: FREE, but booking is essential
Booking: Please click here to book your space.


LIVE FROM JORVIK VIKING CENTRE!
For the first time in Shetland, we will be linking live to the JORVIK Viking Centre, where their experts will be able to interact with the audience to speak about life in Viking times. During this family friendly session, the audience will be able to handle replica objects and even experience the odours of JORVIK!

Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Age: For all the family
Location: Auditorium, Shetland Museum and Archives
Price: £3.50
Booking: Please click here to book your space.

Category: Childrens Activities, Family Events, Community Events, Gallery Talks, Tours and Demonstrations, Film/Music