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Royal Armouries Museum

Vikings: Raiders vs Traders

£5 per pupil

Bring the reality of the Viking age to life for your pupils with our outstanding new workshop.

See our Vikings Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

Workshop Content

The Vikings have arrived on the coast of Anglo-Saxon England but they are in two minds: should they raid or trade? Your pupils will decide!

The Raider will turn your pupils into ferocious Viking warriors in an interactive session involving shield walls, axe throwing and battle cries.

The Trader will show your pupils the skill and craftsmanship of the Viking people by teaching them how to make their very own pattern-welded sword to take home.

Finally, having made their decision, pupils will get to see a live fight demonstration between a Saxon and Viking warrior!

Fight is subject to staff availability; please enquire upon booking.

Curriculum focus

History (Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England)

Gallery links

Early War


90 minutes


Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2023-24 (pdf, 764 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.