Pre-Eminent Viking Historian To Speak At The Maritime Museum
Thursday 19th March, 2015
To coincide with the epic new Viking Voyagers exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, on March 25 the British Museum's Dr Gareth Williams gives the ultimate insider's guide to The World of the Viking Voyagers.
Find out how the Vikings became one of the most iconic cultures in history through the eyes of world-leading Viking historian Dr Gareth Williams. They explored and colonised, they were invaders and blood thirsty raiders; as well as entrepreneurs. Their power was built on their knowledge of boatbuilding and their seafaring skills. Discover the secret to their success as all is revealed about these Norse voyagers.
Dr Gareth Williams, co-curator of the Viking Voyagers exhibition says: “The Vikings raided Cornwall, but they also allied with the Cornish against West Saxon expansion and Cornwall was an important point on a sailing route from Scandinavia round Scotland to the Irish Sea and on to Brittany. This placed Cornwall in the heart of the Vikings' network of cultural contacts, which extended from the Arctic to Morocco, and from Canada to Afghanistan.”
Tickets for the lecture, entitled The World of the Viking Voyagers, at 6.30pm on Wednesday, March 25, are available from the Maritime Museum in Falmouth at £19.50 to include a two-course supper or £9.50 for lecture only. Doors and bar open from 6pm. To book your seats please call 01326 214546.