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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 gallery session
Budge-it budgets

Citi Money Gallery
Free, booking essential

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

Citi Bank


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For Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students

Drawing on historical examples and considering different modern scenarios, this session considers the notions of saving and spending. Students have the opportunity to handle objects in the collection and explore the Citi Money Gallery to consolidate these concepts, as well as understand the development of money and its role in society. In addition, the session will include a number of interactive activities focussing on financial capability.

Session content can be adapted for KS3, KS4 or KS5; specify key stage at time of booking.

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

Maximum group size: 70

Session lasts 4 hours with 30 minutes for lunch

Age: Key Stages 3, 4 & 5

Download support notes

Brass reckoning counter, Rechenmeister type Nuremberg, Germany, mid-16th century AD

Session dates

November 2014

  • Thursday 20 November 10.30

February 2015

  • Thursday 12 February 10.30

March 2015

  • Thursday 19 March 10.30

July 2015

  • Thursday 9 July 10.30

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