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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
Digital introduction to the ancient world for SEN students

Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

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For KS2-4 students

Students use a mixture of handling objects, multi-sensory activities and digital technologies to gain an introduction to key aspects of either ancient Egypt or ancient Greece.

Session time: 10.30 - 14.00 and includes a gallery visit, touch tour & lunch break.

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

Maximum group size: 15

Age: Key Stages 2, 3 & 4

Session dates

June 2014

  • Friday 20 June 10.30

November 2014

  • Friday 7 November 10.30
  • Thursday 20 November 10.30

February 2015

  • Monday 2 February 10.30

March 2015

  • Friday 20 March 10.30

May 2015

  • Monday 11 May 10.30

June 2015

  • Friday 12 June 10.30

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