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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

 

Access and SEN Inclusive learning opportunities for all young visitors

Inclusive learning...

The schools team has a strong ethos of offering inclusive learning opportunities to all young visitors. There is a wide range of facilities for students with visual, hearing, learning and mobility impairments.

Visiting the Museum

Planning your visit

Come along to a planning session at the Museum and talk to members of the schools team, receive free resources, and help in planning the structure of your visit.

Visiting information for schools

Preparing your students

We have two slideshows for classroom whiteboard use to help SEN students prepare for a visit to the Museum:

Look inside slideshow
Look inside: teachers' notes

What will happen at the Museum
What will happen: teachers' notes

Preparation for teachers

Download our new guide which takes teachers through a step-by-step process on how to bring students with a range of needs on a visit to the Museum.

Visiting the British Museum with SEN students.

Sessions for special schools

Taught handling sessions

Tailored specifically for students with special educational needs, students can experience ancient Greece, Egypt or Rome or medieval Britain through sight, sound, smell and touch with these facilitated sessions.

Supported by The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.

Various dates available>

Digital workshops for SEN students

In these tailor-made workshops, students use digital technology and multi-sensory activities to explore the collection.

Various dates available

Touch tours

Available for visually impaired students for the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) and the Parthenon sculptures (Room 18). No pre-booking required. Collect from the Ford Centre for Young Visitors when you arrive at the Museum.

 

Access and facilities

Let us know your requirements

Please let us know of any access requirements when you book your visit. The majority of galleries in the Museum have level access, and all the facilities in the Clore Education Centre are accessible.

Full information about access and facilities

Wheelchairs, magnifying glasses and other equipment may be borrowed by prior arrangement.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8299.

Minibus parking spaces are available. Please provide the details of the registration number, make and model of vehicle and the date of your visit.
Telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8299.