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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


The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Rooms

Capacity: 90


+44 (0)20 7323 8136

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Recommend this event space

A sleek balance of functionality and style, the two rooms can be used as one large space or separately for smaller meetings and events using the sound proof temporary partition.

The perfect space for:

  • seminars
  • presentations
  • brainstorming sessions
  • breakout space

Capacities and area:
combined / separately

  • theatre style: 90 / 45
  • boardroom style: 35 / 18
  • classroom style: 45 / 20
  • cabaret style: 50
  • area: 88.2m² / 44.1m²

The rooms can be arranged to suit your seminar schedule. Each room can hold up to 45 delegates theatre style, 18 for boardroom or 20 classroom style. Alternatively the two rooms can be joined together to create one larger space accommodating 90 in a theatre style, 35 as a boardroom, 45 as a classroom, or 50 for a cabaret style layout.

The Sackler Rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Layout and technical specifications 

  • Fragment of painted wall-decoration from the tomb of Sety 1, 19th Dynasty
  • meeting room

The Sackler Rooms

Image: Fragment of painted wall-decoration from the tomb of Sety 1, 19th Dynasty, about 1294-1279 BC. From tomb no. 17 in the Valley of the Kings. Fragment with part of a figure of a goddess, and royal titulary incorporating the cartouches of Sety 1).