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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

 

World Conservation
and Exhibitions Centre
Opening 2014

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A grant of £10m from the Heritage Lottery Fund will provide resources to enable the Museum to expand its innovative outreach and public engagement.

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The World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre
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    How the Museum looked before the new build.

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    The new building in situ.

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    How visitors will be able to access the new building from the Great Court.

The new Centre will provide world class facilities for visitors and researchers taking conservation, scientific research and collection management to a new level of excellence.


Explore the Centre

About the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

Find out more about the new Centre, from new facilities to the planning process, sustainability and the benefits to both Museum and visitors.

Follow the build

Follow the build of the About the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

Follow the progress as the building work gets under way in the north west corner of the British Museum site.

Local community

Information for the local community about the About the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

The Museum is committed to keeping members of the local community involved and informed about the new Centre.