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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
Museum detectives

Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

Sponsored by Samsung

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For Year 5 and 6 students only.

Students solve science challenges about museum objects with digital microscopes and computers. They learn about the techniques that museum scientists use to investigate ancient artefacts, uncover their hidden surprises and create a multimedia presentation that is sent back to school.

This session is collaboration with the museum’s Department of Conservation and Scientific Research. The literacy level required for some of the activities makes the session unsuitable for students below Year 5.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Session lasts 90 minutes

Age: Key Stage 2

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Students working together on a digital project in the Samsung Centre.


Session dates

June 2014

  • Monday 16 June 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 19 June 10.30 & 12.30

October 2014

  • Friday 24 October 10.30 & 12.30

November 2014

  • Friday 14 November 10.30 & 12.30
  • Friday 28 November 10.30 & 12.30

December 2014

  • Thursday 11 December 10.30 & 12.30
  • Monday 15 December 10.30 & 12.30

January 2015

  • Friday 30 January 10.30 & 12.30

February 2015

  • Thursday 26 February 10.30 & 12.30

March 2015

  • Thursday 5 March 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 12 March 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 19 March 10.30 & 12.30

May 2015

  • Friday 22 May 10.30 & 12.30

June 2015

  • Friday 5 June 10.30 & 12.30
  • Thursday 18 June 10.30 & 12.30

July 2015

  • Friday 10 July 10.30 & 12.30

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