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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

 

Film and radio at the British Museum

Whether you are looking to make films, documentaries, adverts, radio programmes or to develop research, the British Museum has the resources to help.

You will be guided through every stage of the process. From site visit, administration and pre-planning through to managing your filming day, the Museum has dedicated staff on hand to help you.

If you are looking for footage of our objects and spaces and don't have time to film, we have a growing archive of high quality video footage which we license to programme makers.

Great Court – east entrance from above
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    Great Court – east entrance from above

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    Enlightenment Gallery – sculptures

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    The Colonnade

Great Court – east entrance from above

Filming at the Museum

Filming at the Museum

Whether it is for press or commercial purposes, we try to accommodate all reasonable filming requests.

More about filming at the Museum 

Making your application

Making your application

From site visit through to managing your filming day, dedicated Museum staff will guide you through every stage of the process.

More about making your application 

Consult the curators

Consult the curators

The Museum's curators are experts in their fields and can give advice, insight and information.

More about consulting the curators