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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 16+ (Years 12 & 13)


School session

Gallery art session


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

School session

Objects in focus


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

School session

Classical civilisations

Years 12 & 13

This study day combines lectures, gallery talks and independent study.

Please note: This study day will be updated when 2014 dates are announced.

School session

Mycenaean Greece

Years 12 & 13

A lecture-based study day covering several aspects of the Mycenaean world.

School session

Japanese printmaking


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


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