Temporary exhibition
April 14th, 2022 — October 10th, 2022

VIKINGS – Dragons of the Northern Seas

Dominique Boudrias / Pointe-à-Callière

VIKINGS – Dragons of the Northern Seas
April 14 to October 10, 2022

A captivating and immersive exhibition for all ages!

What do we really know about the Vikings? Though the world of this ancient Northern people has greatly influenced popular culture, there is still much to learn about the daily life, beliefs, culture, and practices of the Vikings...

VIKINGS – Dragons of the Northern Seas invites you to delve into the fascinating world—both real and imaginary—of the Viking people, whose era spanned the years 793 to 1066 CE. Peasants, traders, navigators, and warriors... learn who the Vikings really were through four captivating narratives: the tale of origins, the tale of life, the tale of travel, and the tale of the end of days.

Tales through which the exhibition addresses the themes of Viking mythology, the values and practices of Scandinavian society, the role of individuals, the importance of navigation, and Nordic heritage in popular culture.

Follow a riveting path through the exhibition, along which you will see some 650 objects and artefacts from the collections of the National Museum of Denmark! All of it unfolding against a breathtaking backdrop, punctuated with images from Ubisoft’s @Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game.

This exhibition is produced by Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, through a partnership with the National Museum of Denmark and MuseumsPartner in Austria.