Enter the unique and fascinating world of The Vikings Age (c. 8th-11th centuries). It was a time of colonization, conquest, and plunder, but also a period when towns with trades, specialized crafts, professions, and communication networks were established. For centuries the Christian Church had been dominant on mainland Europe. Now it also displaced the old pagan faith of Scandinavia. The small, fragmented kingdoms comprising Scandinavia were gathered in three larger kingdoms – Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. This centralization of power led to major changes in society and an entirely new social structure. See over 140 Viking artifacts, including a full scale replica of a Viking ship!