November 4, 2017 to April 2, 2018

Bloodthirsty plunderers. Pillaging warriors. Seafaring traders. What do we really know about Vikings?


The Exhibition

Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture in VIKINGS: The Exhibition, presented by investment dealer Raymond James Ltd. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, VIKINGS is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisans, and craftspeople. Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, as well as interactives, and immersive experiences.

Descriptive Audio Tour

Download the playlist in advance.


Vikings in Canada

Travel back in time over 1,000 years and explore the Viking footprint in Canada. Exclusive to the ROM, this section of the exhibition dives into the archaeology and history of the Norse on our East Coast. Follow their journey across the Atlantic and discover some of the myths and mysteries of these ancient peoples.


Upcoming Programs

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Explore the development of the exhibition Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs with curator Mia Fineman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Eight years after acclaimed filmmaker Barry Avrich first documented producer Harvey Weinstein, he returns to indict not only the now-disgraced kingmaker, but the global industry that enabled him in this #MeToo movement primer. The ROM provides a space for difficult and sometimes challenging conversations. Our #MeToo & the Arts program includes events that discuss sexualized harassment and assault, which may bring up difficult feelings for some participants and attendees.
Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3
Enjoy two great offers this long weekend! Save 20% off admission and 20% off select One-Year Memberships

Vikings Videos

Presented by Raymond James; Supporting Sponsor Volvo; Exhibition Partner The Swedish History Museum

The exhibition is a joint venture between and produced by The Swedish History Museum in Sweden and MuseumsPartner in Austria.

Royal Exhibitions Circle:
Gail and Bob Farquharson, James and Louise Temerty, Richard Wernham and Julia West

Photos, from top to bottom:
1) Ring-headed pin brooch. Bronze, gold, silver. The brooch has a gripping-beast motif in Borre-style. The ring is made of silver. The head of the bronze pin is also made of silver and forms the shape of a bearded demon. Alkvie, Endre, Gotland, Sweden. SHM 1265
2) Set of pendants. Iron. The 35 pendants are fishtail shaped. Hoard find, Krasse, Guldrupe, Gotland, Sweden. SHM 6387