Grimsby Viking Festival

The Vikings visited Grimsby on 23-25th September 2022 in a fantastic three day festival which spectacularly launched the project. 

VESR (Visitor Economy Services and Retail Group) CIC partnered with Heritage Lincolnshire to develop an exciting new project with National Lottery Heritage Fund Heritage Starter Fund investment.  

The one year project from 2022-2023, offers a broad and varied programme of learning and volunteering opportunities to celebrate Grimsby’s Viking heritage and its importance as a Viking trade centre. The project aims to work with local schools, groups, and societies to enable the community to discover their Viking past, learn skills, legends, and history, and find creative ways to express their shared Viking identity.  


The first large event was a three day celebration event where stories of the past were told through song, dance, exhibits, demonstrations, talks and hands-on-activities. The event included a spectacular opening ceremony, living history camp, battle re-enactment, live music and storytelling, street food, heritage craft market, talks, workshops, parade and closing ceremony.  


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We want to encourage local participation so if you would like to get involved or find out more about the project, please contact