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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


Teacher course
Museum visits without worksheets

Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £75

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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For teachers of all Key Stages

Learn how you can free your students from worksheets and use museums to develop more enquiry-based learning. The principles and ideas you explore will help you make more of any sort of out-of-school visit - from a museum to the local park.

Session time: 09.30 - 16.00

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.See full terms and conditions

Price includes refreshments, but not lunch.

Session dates

November 2014

  • Friday 28 November 09.30

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