Valhalla | JORVIK Viking Centre

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Life and Death in Viking Britain


This fascinating exhibition brings together important Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago and the latest archaeological research techniques.

Displaying significant artefacts

from excavations in York, including two Viking-age skeletons that were unearthed in the city, this exhibition examines how excavations can reveal the way in which Vikings commemorated and celebrated their dead using pagan boat burials, grave goods and ornately carved headstones.

Life in Britain during the 9th and 10th centuries is explored through everyday objects that reveal that the Vikings were not only invaders and warriors but also explorers, traders, and craftsmen.
A special hands-on children’s area creates a world where puppetry and play encourages you to find out about Norse myths and sagas, and includes a Viking encampment, dressing up and games.

“Working alongside the JORVIK Group has been a real pleasure. In particular we have been impressed by the way in which the “Valhalla” exhibition has been modified to reflect Shropshire’s own experience of the Vikings. We have appreciated the JORVIK Group’s very supportive approach through inception, planning, and launch”

Phil Scoggins
Interpretation Officer – Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition Content

Valhalla: Life & Death in Viking Britain includes

  • Wall mounted interpretation panel
  • Bespoke research and panel development
  • Skeleton cases & Viking-age skeletons
  • Artefacts with labels
  • Wall mounted TV screen with AV content
  • Replica Viking ship & replica items to depict boat burials
  • Children’s activities
  • Themed Viking encampment
  • Projected animation
  • Assorted props and other materials

Take a look at past installations of Valhalla in our gallery.

Please note that as this exhibition includes the display of human remains, certain exhibition display and operational criteria must be observed.

The full exhibition requires 240 square meters.

Length Requirement – 20 linear meters

Height requirement – 1.9 meters

The exhibition is modular so the content can be adapted to fit smaller or larger spaces.

What else is included?

  • Logos in pdf format for use on all marketing material.
  • Use of the JORVIK Group branding on approved marketing material.
  • Links from the JORVIK Group web sites (with c400,000 hits per annum).
  • Interested in installing this exhibition in your venue? See our prices and hire rates below.

Prices and Hire

All costs are flexible and can be adapted to suit most budgets, please contact a member of the team to discuss options.

Guide Price:

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£12,000 + VAT3 Months
£18,000 + VAT6 Months
£25,000 + VAT12 Months

Includes installation and demounting. Note longer periods of hire (over 3 months) are negotiable.

Hirer to pay transport costs and Insurance (damage, theft and public liability) – to a value of £30,000

Additional Options

We also offer a range of optional extras for the Valhalla exhibition, everything from visitor consumables to marketing support:

  • Consumable supplies (initial quantities are supplied on installation):
  • Burial stones colouring postcard – £400 (+ VAT) per 5,000
  • Colouring sheets – £200 (+ VAT) per 2,000
  • Rune stamping sheets – £200 (+ VAT) per 2,000
  • Playing pieces for Viking game – £10 each
  • Leaflet (1/3 A4) – £1,000 (+ VAT) per 20,000 (with hirers own details)
  • Staff Training – from £300 (+ VAT) per half day plus travel expenses (includes training material)
  • Marketing Strategy implementation – a number of packages are available that include advertising, PR, distribution, learning programmes, etc
  • Educational session development and training, plus loan boxes and handling collection development
  • Branded and themed shop stock on a sale or return basis
  • Viking themed event packages

Please call for a quote and to discuss further:

James Carter – Head of Special Projects – / 01904 543407

Sarah Maltby – Director of Attractions – / 01904 543401

or visit our frequently asked questions page for more information.


In 2016, The JORVIK Group displayed Valhalla at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, discover this for yourself in our image gallery below;