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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


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Visiting the British Museum with EYFS

Early Years & Foundation Stage (Ages 3–5)

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The British Museum offers a stimulating environment for early learning.

The Museum building and the objects on display can be used to inspire creative, literacy and numeracy learning with lots of opportunities for active communication.

Download our guide to get the most out of your visit. It includes information on the facilities available for your students during a visit and suggests a variety of ways in which you can build the visit experience into learning taking place back in school.


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