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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

 

Ages 12–16 (Key Stages 3 & 4)

Sessions

School session

Citi Money Gallery Talks

KS3,4 & 5

A series of interactive talks designed to help students engage with the collection and explore concepts related to money.

School session

Money handling and financial education

KS3,4 & 5

Students handle objects from the collection to develop an awareness of the role of money and an appreciation of its uses.

School session

School-exclusive mornings for Ancient lives, new discoveries

KS2, 3, 4 & 6th Form

Teacher-led visits to the exhibition on a school exclusive morning.

School session

School-exclusive mornings for the BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China

KS2, 3, 4 & Years 12-13

Enjoy the exhibition with your students on one of the school exclusive mornings.

School session

Money in the Museum

KS3,4 & 5

Students undertake a number of activities around the museum based on the theme of money.

School session

Budge-it budgets

KS3,4 & 5

This session draws on historical and modern examples to consider the notions of spending and saving.

School session

Maths challenge

KS3

A teacher-led sesssion which rotates through maths activities in the galleries.

School session

Objects in focus

KS3-5

Illustrated talks delving into the background and context of fascinating objects.

School session

Gallery art session

KS3-5

A gallery-based session involving observation, discussion and drawing.

School session

Japanese printmaking

KS4&5

A practical workshop which draws on the Museum's Japanese collections for inspiration.

School session

Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2,3 & 4

Students experience ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, Roman or medieval Britain.

School session

Digital introduction to the ancient world for SEN students

KS2, 3 & 4

Students gain an introduction to ancient civilisations in this digital session.

School session

Digital Islam

KS3&4

Students explore the world of Islamic art and belief through modern technology.

School session

Skills for life for SEN students

KS2, 3 & 4

In this digital workshop students become expert museum visitors.


Books

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