Following the success of the touring exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend, some of the museum’s star objects have come back home to go on display for the first time in two years. These include the York Helmet, Gilling Sword and Ormside Bowl. The redisplay will also include other new acquisitions which have never been on public display before and new interpretation giving insight into York’s position as capital of the North during the Anglian, Viking and Medieval periods.
The exhibition explores how York became England’s second city and how its fortunes rose and fell with its ties to the Crown and the Church.
As the capital of religion, royal power, commerce, art, conflict and wealth across the Anglian, Viking, Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods, discover how the most powerful people in the world once ruled from within York’s City Walls.