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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

 

Family visits

Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Free digital workshops every weekend

Discover digital music

Learn more about music from across the world and create your own melodies using innovative…

Make your own soundscape

Work with a professional musician and learn how to design soundscapes for film. Create your own…

Make your own soundscape

Work with a professional musician and learn how to design soundscapes for film. Create your own…

More digital workshops 

Special events for families
 

Parent and toddler visiting exhibition

Parents' and children's viewing of Ancient lives, new discoveries 

Take advantage of an exclusive morning for kids and their carers to visit the fascinating Ancient Lives, new discoveries exhibition and discover the secrets of eight extraordinary mummies.

Full details of this event 

 

See the family events calendar 

 

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Facilities for families

Ford Centre

Families Desk

Visit the Families Desk in the Great Court to borrow activities and for advice on your visit.

Open weekends and every day during London Borough of Camden school holidays.

Picnic area and cafés

Families picnic area at the Ford Centre 
Enjoy child-friendly food at the Museum cafés 
Kids eat free at the Gallery Café 

Buggies and cloakrooms

Buggies are free of charge in the cloakroom, located to the west of the Main entrance.

More facilities for families 

Exhibition visits

Ancient lives, new discoveries

Until 30 November 2014
Now open

Booking information 


All exhibitions are free for children

See all exhibitions 


Kids online
play and discover

Explore world histories and cultures before or after your visit

Time explorer game

Play now 

Videos for kids: A brief history series

Watch now 

Activities: make your own piece of history 

More for kids online