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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 workshop
Science and the stars

Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £50

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Your students will explore and measure the movement of the sun, moon and stars using the methods and instruments invented by people in the past. Part of National Science and Engineering Week 2015.

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

Maximum group size: 30

Session lasts 90 minutes

Age: Key Stage 2

Nocturnal and Tide Predictor, made by Humphrey Cole, London, England, around 1580.

Session dates

March 2015

  • Monday 16 March 10.30 & 12.30
  • Friday 20 March 10.30 & 12.30

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