photo of a viking ship on a stormy lake in front of the Toronto skyline

Gallery Trail: Vikings

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+

Welcome to Vikings: The Exhibition!

Explore the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisans, and craftspeople. This Gallery Trail will help you organize and document your learning as you challenge your perceptions of the Viking Age and learn about the real lives of Vikings.

Use this trail to structure a self-guided experience or to prepare for a ROM Makerspace activity!

Listen to or download the descriptive audio tour on Soundcloud.

Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!

Fast Facts

Viking helmets actually did not have horns! Explore the exhibition to discover what they really looked like.

Please Note

Remember, you’re sharing the space with other visitors. Make sure that other visitors can move around you and look at the objects.

View and download this activity as a Google Doc.

If remixing or modifying, please credit: "adapted from a resource by the Royal Ontario Museum."