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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

Talk like an Egyptian

Learn about ancient Egyptian characters and then use digital technology to bring their stories to…

Green screen Greeks

Become an ancient Greek athlete using green screen technology and edit your portrait on tablets to…

Digital photography trails

Use a digital camera to explore Museum objects, and follow exciting photography trails through the…

More digital workshops 

Family events and activities at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Explore behind the scenes, find the real objects from the film and discover the Museum at night

Find out more 

 

Family events at the Museum

Take advantage the Museum's range of family-friendly activities throughout autumn and winter.

See the family events calendar 

 

Families enewsletter

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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

Please note: most of the Ford Centre will be closed 26 - 29 May 2015 for essential works.

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 


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