Vikings are invading the Maritime Museum later this month to entertain the Island’s children over half term.


Vikings are invading the Maritime Museum later this month to entertain the Island’s children over half term.

There will be five days of activity and fun on offer as a part of Jersey Heritage’s week-long programme of family-friendly events, which is kindly sponsored by Ogier.

The Vikings will be at the Maritime Museum daily from Monday to Friday, 17-21 February between 10am-4pm, when visitors can learn about the Vikings and what Viking life was like. There will be a host of crafts and activities, including:

  • What’s your Viking name?
  • A fun fact trail
  • Make your own runes to spell your name
  • Make Viking jewellery – cuffs and necklaces
  • Try your hand at weaving and spinning
  • Stories and games.

There will also be an opportunity to take part in the Battle of Stamford Bridge – a battle that most historians agree marked the end of the Viking era. Helping with the re-enactment will be five “Vikings” from Griffin Historical, a UK-based company which has previously brought to life Jersey Heritage’s pirate events.

Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Events Curator, said: “It’s going to be a fun-packed week of activity down at the Maritime Museum as we discover more about these fierce Scandinavian sea warriors and meet some of the Vikings in person. We can’t wait to see what our visitors create and to see them in action at the Battle of Stamford Bridge!”

Dressing up for the Viking events is encouraged but optional. Usual entry prices apply. The events are free to Jersey Heritage Members.

Kate Kirk, Director of Marketing at Ogier, said: “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring this new half term activity week. Ogier focuses its community support on educational projects and Vikings promises to be the perfect blend of engaging activities to capture the imagination of all ages and one of the most important ingredients for effective learning – fun!”

For more information about Jersey Heritage events, visit www.jerseyheritage.org/jersey-events.