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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


School sessions


School sessions

Take full advantage of a great line-up of taught sessions spanning a variety of world cultures and curriculum subjects.

Sessions for the next school year are available to book from 4 June 2015.

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