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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 SEN students

Become expert Museum visitors using digital technology. Your students will explore the Museum collecting images, films and sound and collaboratively create a digital display to share with others online.

Session time: 10.30–14.00, and includes a 30-minute lunch break 11.30–12.00.

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

Maximum group size: 15

Curriculum links: Computing

Age: Key Stages 2, 3 & 4

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Students using Samsung Digital Discovery Centre technology. © Benedict Johnson

Session dates

June 2015

  • Friday 12 June 10.30

November 2015

  • Friday 6 November 10.30

February 2016

  • Monday 1 February 10.30

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