Viking events invade Royal B.C. Museum in August

Slate of exciting events set to impress visitors all month

August is typically the busiest month of the year at the Royal BC Museum, and this year should be no exception, with a wide-ranging slate of exciting events set to impress.

Night Shift: Meet the Vikings, on Aug. 9 from 8 to 11 p.m., is an adults-only event that will explore creative connections to the Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends exhibition through unique displays, special guests, music, entertainment, food and a cash bar.

Tickets for Night Shift are $50 per person, with a 10 per cent discount for members, and are on sale now at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.

The Vikings Are Here weekend event will see members of the Victoria branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism recreate a Viking market site at the Royal B.C. Museum.

Meet weavers, spinners, glassmakers, a leather worker, a cook and a skald (singer/storyteller) inside the museum and make sure you cheer on the combatants in the fight ring outside. Discover the vital role Vikings played as traders and craftspeople, as visitors are invited to decide for themselves if the Vikings’ fierce reputation is justified.

Vikings Are Here runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 and Aug. 10.

On Aug. 21 join Dr. Erin McGuire, from the University of Victoria, for a guided tour through Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends. McGuire will focus on some of the most important and interesting objects out of the 500-plus artifacts in the exhibition. Tours run at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Provincial Carillonneur Rosemary Laing will be playing live concerts 21 metres above the ground in the Netherlands Centennial Carillon at the Royal B.C. Museum at 3 p.m. on Sundays starting Aug. 10.

For more event listings please visit royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.

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