School holiday activities, summer holiday: 29 July – 31 August (excluding Sundays)

Voyage into the world of the Vikings, explore beautiful Viking objects, tackle a trail, enjoy guided tours, discover the Nordic origin of local place names, plus costumes and more!

Activities included with museum admission, programme changes daily:

Don’t lose your head


Make your own Coppergate Helmet, and a wonderful Viking navigation chart to take home.

Hiccup the Viking

Saturday 3 and Thursdays 15 and 22 August, 11.30am, 1 and 2.30pm

Hiccup the Viking and his pal Fish Legs are brought to life in this fantastic family drama, inspired by Cressida Cowell’s brilliant book, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. Book on arrival.

Skadi’s husband’s feet and other stories

Wednesday 31 July, Fridays 14, 23 and 30 August and Saturday 31 August, 11.30am, 1 & 2.30pm.

Immerse yourself in the world of the Vikings with Susie the storyteller, as she reworks old Nordic tales such as ‘The Death of Balder’, ‘How Sif got Her Hair Back’ and ‘Skadi’s Husband’s Feet’. Booking on arrival.


Wednesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, 11.30am, 1 and 2.30pm

How did the Vikings win their battles? Join stage and screen fight choreographer Keith Wallis for a thrilling demonstration of Viking combat and sharp tactics.  Book on arrival.