Fans of the hit Netflix series The Last Kingdom will be able to get up close to costumes and props worn by actors in the sword-wielding saga in an exhibition at Bamburgh Castle - the original fortress of Bebbanburg in Northumberland.
The exhibition includes costumes worn by Alexander Dreymon who plays Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Thea Sofie Loch Næss who starred as Skade, Ola Rapace who played Viking warrior Bloodhair, and Cavan Clerkin who played warrior-priest Father Pyrlig.
The Last Kingdom is produced by leading drama specialists Carnival Films, whose shows include television and film sensation Downton Abbey.
Nigel Marchant, Producer, Carnival Films said: “It’s truly wonderful that Bamburgh Castle are putting on this exhibition and giving the show’s loyal fans and members of the public the chance to step into the real Last Kingdom. The props and costumes are such an integral part of the series, it seems only right they get to stand proudly on display at Uhtred’s ancestral home of Bebbanburg.”
Karen Larkin, visitor services manager at Bamburgh Castle, said: “Fans of The Last Kingdom will be able to see for themselves that Uhtred’s sword has returned to Bebbanburg as he said it would!
“The exhibition includes a bespoke selection of key props and costumes from the series. It’s located in the Castle’s King’s Hall on the very footprint of Bebbanburg’s medieval banqueting hall – our Valhalla – where the real Uhtred could have feasted. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!”
“Even if you haven’t watched the series, the exhibition will bring to life characters based on Bamburgh’s epic past as capital of the kingdom of Northumbria and the kings and queens of its Golden Age.”
News of the exhibition comes as Carnival Films announced the release date for the feature-length movie – Seven Kings Must Die – on April 14th on Netflix.
The Last Kingdom at Bebbanburg exhibition opens on Saturday February 18th when the Castle reopens daily to visitors from 10am until 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm).
To mark the launch of the exhibition, Follow in the Footsteps of Uhtred tours will be taking place at the Castle on Saturdays throughout February and March. Included with general admission, tours will be led by Ragnar the Viking aka Robert Jones who’ll be comparing the real history of Uhtred with the fictional version.
And to crown it all, you’ll even get the chance to become Queen or King of the North and be photographed sitting in the Wessex Throne.
Entry into the exhibition and Follow in the Footsteps of Uhtred tours is included with general admission (adults £15.50 / children £7.65. Under-fives free. Family tickets £41.00). Tickets are available on the gate or at www.bamburghcastle.com