Lincoln was a major trading area in Viking times. Many of the objects you will see were found by archaeologists just outside the museum in Flaxengate.

Viking Medley all-day workshop

Ideal for two classes, but can be booked for one class or even three. Includes a tour of the artefacts, a selection of crafts, object handling and a visit to the Big Dig.

Viking morning or afternoon

Ideal for a single class. Find out about the men who came from the north. This consists of an introductory session followed by two sessions lead by the Investigate team and a craft activity lead by your staff. You can choose from the following workshops: Viking clothing activity (learn how Vikings made their clothes and dress like a Viking), Viking shopping (including a chance to barter at a Viking market), a visit to the Big Dig, a play about Canute and a tour of the Viking artefacts in the museum. The objects you can make in the craft activities include a Viking comb, a shield and a Viking bead necklace.

Booking your visit

Booking your visit is easy, please contact a member of the education team. To find out how, click more.


Loan boxes

Loan boxes are available for all the subjects we cover. The boxes contain a mixture of real and replica objects for handling and display together with information, photographs and suggested classroom activities supporting Key Stage Two curriculum, but can be used with any age.