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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 Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 (Ages 6–7)

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The British Museum offers a wonderful opportunity to start exploring different subject areas at Key Stage 1.

Download our guide to get the most out of your visit. It includes an introduction to the facilities available for your class at the Museum together with suggestions for planning your visit and building the experience into classroom work before and afterwards in history, literacy, numeracy and PSHE.


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