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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 Islam

Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

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For Key Stage 3 & 4 students.

Explore the world of Islamic art and belief through modern technology.

Lead your students on a digital trail around the Islamic galleries using mobile devices from the museum. The trail explores Islam through key themes in the RE curriculum such as pilgrimage, prayer and expression of spirituality through art.

Digital activities are designed to encourage personal reflection and discussion between students. Photographs captured during the session can be accessed online from school. A facilitator from the museum will offer basic support for the activity.

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

Maximum group size: 15

Session lasts 60 minutes

Age: Key Stages 3 & 4

Following a digital trail in the galleries using a smartphone.

Session dates

June 2014

  • Thursday 12 June 10.30 & 12.30

July 2014

  • Thursday 3 July 10.30 & 12.30

January 2015

  • Tuesday 20 January 10.30 & 12.30

March 2015

  • Tuesday 3 March 10.30 & 12.30

May 2015

  • Wednesday 6 May 10.30 & 12.30

June 2015

  • Tuesday 9 June 10.30 & 12.30

July 2015

  • Tuesday 7 July 10.30 & 12.30

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