What just happened?

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

 

Resources

School group in gallery

There are many ways for students to experience and engage with this unique collection from across the world.
School visits are free - please book in advance.

Sign up to our schools enewsletter to receive regular emails about the Museum's latest resources, sessions, courses and offers for teachers.


By culture

By subject

By age group

Age 12–16

Visit resources

Classroom resources

Age 16+

Visit resources

Classroom resources