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Vikings Ahoy! exhibition at Norwich Castle combines history and physical activity

Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:09

Vikings Ahoy! exhibition at Norwich Castle combines history and physical activity

Norwich Castle have formed a partnership with Whitlingham Adventure to combine fascinating exhibitions about the Vikings with interactive canoeing and seafaring features to highlight the benefits of physical activity. The programme will take place at the Castle on three days in the coming months to encourage people to find out more about the historical significance of the Vikings and how physical activity can make long term impacts on people's lives.

The Viking exhibition at Norwich Castle will include hundreds of rare artefacts in association with the British Museum and York Museum and will represents a significant coup for the castle to bring such a collection to Norwich.

In order to increase the interactivity of the exhibition, the partnership between Whitlingham and Norwich Castle will see canoes and simulator dinghy's brought into the castle whereby visitors will have the chance to try out kayaking and rowing to illustrate the strength and resourcesfulness the Vikings displayed hundreds of years ago.

Visitors will also be signposted to canoeing and outdoor adventure courses they can take part in through Whitlingham as well as learning about the significant benefits regular physical activity can have on mental and physical health.

Vikings Ahoy! will take place on Wednesdays 10.30am-3.30pm on 20 February, 10 and 17 April

It forms part of a larger visitor programme here at Norwich Castle called Legend which takes place across February half-term and Easter holiday periods and which supports our Vikings: Rediscover the Legend exhibition. This British Museum and York Museums Trust Partnership exhibition opens here on Saturday 9 February.

Tags: Canoeing, Norwich Castle, Whitlingham Vikings