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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
Skills for life for SEN students

Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

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For KS3 and 4 students

In this digital workshop students become expert museum visitors. They will explore the Museum collecting images, films and sound and collaboratively create a digital display to share with others on-line.

Session time: 10.30 - 14.00, and includes a 30-minute lunch break.

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

Maximum group size: 15

Age: Key Stages 3 & 4

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Session dates

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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