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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

 

Community Partnerships training programme

Supporting staff and volunteers working with groups in London

Why not join us and workers like you for a one day introduction to getting the most out the British Museum.

The British Museum is a free cultural venue and is open to everyone. There are over 7 million objects in the collection and masses of opportunities to do interesting things with a group.

We run four one day training days a year and offer 15 free places on each. The training days are designed to enable you to find out how to use the British Museum. We will support you to explore what you could do at the museum and how to get the most from a visit. The course is designed to give you the confidence and skills to support your group on a visit.

We will provide lunch on the day and we’ll give you resources to use with your group.
Please let us know in advance how we can support your language, religious or dietary needs.

We are looking for:

  • Group Leaders and activity organisers
  • Community workers and students
  • Volunteers and mentors
  • Training co-ordinators and staff development officers

Further information and support

The Sheltered experience is an opportunity to provide additional support to those who have attended the community partnerships training programme. Support can be given before you arrive and during your independent visit to the museum with your group.

If you are interested in attending a training session or would like more information about sheltered experience please email communities@britishmuseum.org

Community Partnerships training programme

Exploring the British Museum during a training day