New Exhibitions Centre to host Viking ship at British Museum

The British Museum will introduce the world to its new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre with its premiere exhibit focusing on Vikings, and will include the largest known Viking ship. In addition to exhibit space, the UK£135 million project, scheduled to open in March 2014, will provide research, testing, conservation and storage space. (photo)

British Museum director Neil MacGregor said "We have wanted to do it for some time but we could not have done it in the spaces available before, so it’s the one we’ve been waiting to put on.” Carolyn Marsden-Smith, head of exhibitions at the British Museum said bringing in the ship would be “quite special”.