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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

The British Museum shares its collections and expertise across the United Kingdom with the aim of engaging the widest possible audience

We work with partner museums and galleries in every part of the country.

At any one point the British Museum is typically collaborating with around 50 partner museums. Partnerships are based on mutual respect and offer opportunities to share skills and expertise as well as objects and displays.

Partners vary from small independent museums to large local authority ones.

If you are interested in working in partnership with the British Museum,
please contact Maria Bojanowska: