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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Projects and partnerships

Talking Objects

Talking Objects London


Young people explore iconic objects in the British Museum collection and investigate the meanings behind them.


Talking Objects National


Museum's across the UK take on the Talking Objects approach to stimulate dialogue around a single object in their collections.


Talking Objects Collective


How can interactions with digital versions of objects expand our understanding of the real object?

Exhibition partnerships

Exhibition partnerships

Sikh fortress turban

Working with the Sikh community to put a 19th century Sikh fortress turban on display.

Our hearts in the balance

A project connected to the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Exhibition previews

A great opportunity for for community groups to see exhibitions in a friendly and relaxed environment.



Local pARTnerships

Collaborating to support local people to access adult learning opportunities and the Museum’s collection.

Age Collective

Cross-sector partnership project exploring how museums could work more effectively with and for older audiences.

Archive projects

Archive projects

Object handling

People from all over Camden talk about what objects in the collection mean to them.


World in our city

Young voices from the London borough of Brent.