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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


Ancient Mesopotamia


Ancient Mesopotamia

Explore the fascinating ancient cultures of Mesopotamia by taking a closer look at Assyria, Babylon and Sumer.

Age 7–11

Age 7–11

Babylon: myth and reality 
Age 12–16

Age 7–11

Age 7–11


Teachers receive a 10% discount*. Quote teacher1112 in Museum shops or at the checkout online.

*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.