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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


Partnership Galleries

Since 2003 the British Museum has worked with a number of partner museums to develop a series of Partnership Galleries.

The galleries are part of the displays at museums across the UK and are developed in collaboration with the British Museum to support research, object selection and fundraising. The galleries are a combination of the fantastic collections at the partner museum and carefully chosen objects from the BM. The galleries represent an on-going curatorial relationship with the partner museum.