We’re all fired up with excitement at Seven Stories as our celebrated Dragon’s exhibition has just landed at Ulster Museum in Belfast, the first time we’ve ever exhibited in Ireland. A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons, explores the creative processes behind the best-selling How to Train Your Dragon book series by Cressida Cowell which have been made into two films by DreamWorks Animation.

 The exhibition will run until 31 August and the museum have really taken the content of the exhibition to heart incorporating their own collections of Viking material as well as creating a fun packed family programme to accompany the exhibition. You will also spot a giant dragon willow sculpture hanging from the rafters as you enter! Hannah Crowdy, National Museums Northern Ireland’s Interpretation Manager, described the exhibition as a wonderful combination of learning and fun; “My hope is that visitors young and old will be inspired by this exhibition, the first of its kind in Ireland and they will enjoy exploring these wonderful drawings and how Cressida was inspired by Viking history, legend and dragonlore.  We are excited to open such an unusual and entertaining exhibition and incorporate some of our own superb collections. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events including movie screenings, Real Vikings Days with swordplay demonstrations and dedicated Viking craft days and storytelling sessions. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the Ulster Museum’s reception. For further information visit www.nmni.com/um As well as touring to Belfast we also have some exciting touring venues lined up across the UK: Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts  - the Many Adventures of Enid Blyton •  17 June - 5 September  •  Plymouth City Museum A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell  •  21 September 2015 - 15 Jan 2016  •  The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock