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Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Your quest for Norse mythology, hectic battles and hair inspiration is just beginning.
By Kat Hayes
March 30, 2018
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Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Your quest for Norse mythology, hectic battles and hair inspiration is just beginning.
By Kat Hayes
March 30, 2018
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If you've watched Thor: Ragnarok recently or, say, binged on four seasons of Vikings in one week, your quest for Norse mythology, hectic battles and hair inspiration isn't over. In fact, it may finally be fully realised with the Melbourne arrival of Vikings: Beyond The Legend.

Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition opened on March 23 and it's enormous — taking the title of largest collection of Viking artifacts ever to be seen in Australia. Born from the Swedish History Museum, it's already done the global rounds, having hit up The States last year and hosted millions of visitors to date.

With over 450 different artifacts on display, the exhibition will detail Viking domestic life, cultural beliefs and rituals. Among the cool antiques to ogle are the skeletal remnants of a Viking long ship, swords that date back to 700 AD and a Thor's hammer pendant (sans Chris Hemsworth, sadly). Also on offer are hands-on activities and games that further the immersive aspect of the exhibition.

If you've still got a hankering for more Norse-themed offerings, check out Mjolner — the Viking-themed carvery and whisky bar hails from Sydney and is now open down Melbourne's Hardware Lane.

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