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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

 

Prints and Drawings
study room

Size

613 m2

Filming hours

  • After 16.00 Monday – Friday

Making an application 

Consult the curators 

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Prints and Drawings study room – length
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    Prints and Drawings study room – length

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    Prints and Drawings study room – from walkway

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    Prints and Drawings study room – side

 

Prints and Drawings study room – length

One of the Museum’s treasures. This beautiful large room has a high ceiling with skylights which give perfect natural light.

There are wooden desks and stands for viewing masterpieces, glass cabinets and a pair of tight wooden stairs leading up to a walkway running round three sides of the room.