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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 digital session
African animals

Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

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For EYFS and KS1 students.

Students identify African animals from models and images and visit the African galleries with digital cameras. They then use tablets to create masks inspired the animals they have learnt about in the session.

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

Session time: 10.30–12.00

Maximum group size: 15

Curriculum links: Art and Computing

Age: Nursery & Reception

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Students visit the African galleries with digital cameras. © Benedict Johnson

Session dates

June 2015

  • Friday 19 June 10.30
  • Monday 22 June 10.30

December 2015

  • Monday 7 December 10.30

February 2016

  • Friday 26 February 10.30

June 2016

  • Friday 10 June 10.30

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