TELEVISION presenter Professor Alice Roberts was in the city to officially opened the new Viking exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum.

She met curators for a tour of the exhibition before sharing her thoughts on some of her favourite artefacts on show. She had heard about the exhibition following visiting the museum last year to film a Viking documentary which will be aired in the summer.

Prof Roberts said: “The Vikings are such an iconic part of our heritage and history. They tend to be portrayed as either bloodthirsty raiders or mercantile traders, but they were much more complex and interesting. This unique exhibition brings together objects which help us to understand them and their world.”

As previously reported, the exhibition, in partnership with the British Museum, includes significant Viking treasure hoards and also features a virtual reality Viking winter camp It runs until November 5.

It will then tour to the University of Nottingham Museum, The Atkinson, Southport, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Norwich Castle Museum.