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!

Classes: P3–5
Cost: £3 per pupil
Timings: Arrive at 10:15/11:00 (45 mins show, 60 mins object handling and 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 23 – Thur 26 March 2020

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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 led by museum staff, with our Viking trail sheet, and 15-minute snack and 30-minute 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
 10:00  10:15  10:30  10:45 11:30 12:00 13:00

Option B

 Arrival time  Snack break  Seating for show  Show start time Gallery visit Lunch break Finish
 10:00  10:15  10:30  10:45 11:30 12:30 13:00

Option C

 Arrival time  Snack break Gallery visit Lunch break Seating for show Show start time Finish
 10:30  10:45  11:00 12:00 12:30 12:45 13.30

Option D

Arrival time  Snack break  Gallery visit Lunch break Free time Seating for show Show start time Finish
10:00  10:15  10:30  11:30 12:00 12:30 12:45 13.30

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 the day?

During the show, 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. Familiarise yourself with Harald's Viking Quest trail sheet and teachers notes beforehand. 

What will my pupils do during the day?

Each class will take part in two activities:

1. Show

Each class takes part in a 45-minute show, alongside other classes. During the show, pupils join Jason and his friend Gyoa on an extraordinary adventure into the Viking world. Expect songs, stories and myth-busting aplenty as pupils help the children search for a very important bracelet. 

2. Gallery Visit

Classes will have time to spend in the relevant galleries for Viking related objects. Pupils can use Harald's Viking Quest trail sheet to explore the objects. As part of your time in the gallery, museum staff will provide object handling sessions. This is to allow your pupils to handle replica objects and so they can ask staff any questions they have about Vikings. 

Classes will also have time planned into their day for snack/lunch.

Useful resources and 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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