The day includes a Viking show by actors, a gallery visit with trail and object handling encounters, led by museum staff. Suitable for P3-5 pupils. A fun, interactive way to find out more about the Vikings in Scotland!

Level: First and second (P3–5)
Cost: £3 per pupil
Length of workshop: 10:15/11:00 (45 mins show, 60 mins object handling & gallery visit)
(check booking confirmation for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Mon 4–Thu 7 Mar 2019
Booking: Via the booking request form

Can I use a handling box alongside the show?

We have space for 8 classes each day of the show and each of these classes will be given a timetable which includes: 45 minute show, 60 minute gallery visit including object handling encounters led by museum staff, with our new Viking trail, and 15 minute snack and 30 minutes lunch break.

We can take two classes per timeslot and they are as follows:

Option A

 Arrival time  Snack break  Seating for show  Show start time Lunch break Gallery visit Finish
 10am  10.15am  10.30am  10.45am 11.30am 12 noon 1pm

Option B

 Arrival time  Snack break  Seating for show  Show start time Gallery visit Lunch break Finish
 10am  10.15am  10.30am  10.45am 11.30am 12.30pm 1pm

Option C

 Arrival time  Snack break Gallery visit Lunch break Seating for show Show start time Finish
 10.30am  10.45am  11am 12 noon 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.30pm

Option D

Arrival time  Snack break  Gallery visit Lunch break Free time Seating for show Show start time Finish
10am  10.15am  10.30am  11.30am 12 noon 12.30pm 12.45pm 1.30pm

Please let us know when booking if you'd prefer one of these slots.

Your timeslot will be stated in your confirmation letter.

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

Classes will be sitting in rows in our Auditorium, alongside other classes. Please let us know beforehand if any pupils require to sit near an exit.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Join Jason and his friend Gyoa on an extraordinary adventure into the Viking world in our new interactive show. Expect songs, stories and myth-busting aplenty as pupils help the children search for a very important bracelet.  

Follow up activities

Curriculum links




Social studies


I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting.

SOC 1-04a

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.

SOC 2-04a


I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society.

SOC 2-03a

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