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Viking activities

Bake your own Viking break

Make your own Viking bread [PDF 759KB]

This recipe is based on an analysis of Viking Age bread, found in Birka, Sweden.

Viking colouring sheets

Viking Colouring Sheets [PDF 3MB]

Colour in these Viking warriors drawn by artist Jon Hodgson.

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  • Unmask the Lewis chessmen

    Unmask the Lewis chessmen

    Discover all there is to know about the mysterious Lewis chessmen.
  • Viking school

    So you want to be a Viking workshop

    Bring your class up close to history with our resident character actors and be transported to the time of the Vikings. Suitable for pupils from P1-P7.
  • Bronze Age lunula

    Archaeology dig workshop

    In this workshop for P5-P7, pupils learn archaeological skills and techniques they can use to explore a variety of social studies topics. Sift through a ‘midden’ for clues, discover what is buried in our dig boxes, and explore how to use evidence to find an historical site.
  • mammoth-game

    Mammoths of the Ice Age

    Help our lonely mammoth find his way across the ice to join his herd.
  • transformasaur


    Help our dinosaur evolve to face changing conditions. How long can he survive?
  • Dressing up as a Roman soldier

    Discover the Romans

    Discover more about the Romans by playing our games. Build a Roman fort, dress a Roman soldier, translate a Roman message and explore the Empire.
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    Scottish History and Archaeology collection

    Our archaeological and Scottish collections encompass Scotland’s history from the Palaeolithic era to the present day, and include some of our greatest treasures.
  • Lewis chessmen

    Scottish History and Archaeology galleries

    Our Scottish galleries guide you from the Palaeolithic era to the present day, from the earliest cultures to space age science.