Vikings! At the National Museum of Scotland

We had a fantastic day out at the National Museum of Scotland  last weekend. As part of their Viking Exhibition (which was great but really for adults) they had a weekend of activities for children. We had a guided tour around the viking exhibits, went to a show, got given our viking names and made viking helmets.

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The tour around the gallery was great. Our personal guide  knew lots about the exhibits and was great with the kids. They got to hold real viking artifacts and a huge replica sword which had been found in the grave of an eleven year old boy

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Sadly the exhibition has moved back to Sweden now, but there are still plenty amazing Viking exhibits in the permanent gallery in Edinburgh which are worth a look.

We also found this brilliant viking game on the NMS website which we all had a go at! http://www.nms.ac.uk/kids/games_and_adventures/vikings_training_school.aspx

We are now looking forward to Royal Rumblings as part of the museums next exhibition on Mary Queen of Scots in July.

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