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The Last Kingdom Exhibition Returns to Bamburgh Castle

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An exhibition showcasing costumes and props from global hit Netflix series The Last Kingdom returns to Bamburgh Castle – the saga’s historical homeland – on 10 February.

 

 

Being displayed for the first time are costumes worn by Mark Rowley (Finan) and Arnas Fedaravičius (Sihtric), both who starred in the show from series two onwards and in the feature-length Netflix movie, Seven Kings Must Die.

The exhibition also includes costumes worn by Alexander Dreymon who plays protagonist Uhtred, Thea Sofie Loch Næss who starred as Skade and Cavan Clerkin as warrior-priest Father Pyrlig.

To crown it all, destiny is all for visitors who can become queen or king of the north and sit in the Wessex Throne from the series.

The Last Kingdom was produced by Carnival Films, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Adapted for Netflix from Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels The Saxon Stories,the plot centres on the Anglo-Saxon citadel of Bebbanburg – Uhtred’s ancestral home – today called Bamburgh Castle.

 Nigel Marchant, Executive Producer and Managing Director of Carnival Films who have loaned the collection, said: “We are delighted that Bamburgh Castle is putting on this exhibition and giving the show’s loyal fans and members of the public the chance to step into The Last Kingdom. The props and costumes are such an integral part of the series, so it seems only right they stand proudly on display in Uhtred’s ancestral home of Bebbanburg.”

Kate Newman, events manager at Bamburgh Castle, said: “We’re so excited that The Last Kingdom exhibition is returning to Bamburgh, the true kingdom of Bebbanburg.

 “Carnival Films has curated this fascinating collection of items that will be instantly recognisable to fans of the series and equally intriguing to anyone with an interest in Bamburgh’s past. The exhibition explores how the series was drawn from real life with a plotline inspired by its gripping history.”

Alongside the exhibition, additional Follow in the Footsteps of Uhtred guided tours led by Ragnar the Viking of award-winning Lundgren Tours, compare the real history of Uhtred with the fictional version. Tours last two-hours long and include free entry into the Castle and staterooms. Go to bamburghcastle.com for tour dates, pricing and times.

Entry into The Last Kingdom exhibition is included with general admission (adults £17 / children £8.50. Under-fives free. Family tickets £47.00). Tickets are available on the gate or at www.bamburghcastle.com

  • The Last Kingdom exhibition opens on Saturday February 10 when Bamburgh Castle reopens daily to visitors from 10am until 4.00pm (last admission 3.00pm). Entry into the exhibition is included with general admission.

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