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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
Clothes from around the world

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 discover traditional clothing from around the world. They use digital cameras to explore clothes in the galleries, then dress up and are photographed in front of a green screen.

Maximum group: 15

Session time: 10.30–12.00

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

Curriculum links: History and Computing

Age: Nursery & Reception

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Doe-skin coat with collar.

Session dates

May 2015

  • Tuesday 19 May 10.30

June 2015

  • Monday 22 June 10.30

October 2015

  • Monday 19 October 10.30

January 2016

  • Thursday 7 January 10.30

June 2016

  • Monday 13 June 10.30

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