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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

 

Group visits

Group rates for exhibitions

Special rates are available for charging exhibitions for weekday visits. To book group tickets, telephone +44 (0) 20 7323 8181 or email tickets@britishmuseum.org

Journey through the afterlife:
ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Until 6 March 2011

Forecourt

Exhibition lecture packages

Includes coffee and cookies, entry to the exhibition and an illuminating lecture by a British Museum expert. Allow 3 hours. Available on selected weekdays. Lunches may be booked separately. Packages from £19. To book, email groups@britishmuseum.org


Tours for groups – from April 2011

Discover specific areas of the British Museum's remarkable collection. Allow 1 hour for the tour
and an extra hour if lunch is required. £9 per person, minimum £135 (max 25 people per tour).
To book, email groups@britishmuseum.org

Enlightenment tour
Discover the way the world was understood by Europeans in the 18th century, tracing the beginning of the British Museum and its collection.

 

Egypt tour
Be amazed by the world of ancient Egypt through monumental stone sculpture, including the colossal statue of Ramesses II.

 

Greece tour
Explore highlights from the Classical Greek world, including statues, painted pottery and the world-famous Parthenon frieze.

 

Group dining

 

Special offers for foreign language groups

 
Cafes and Restaurant
Multimedia Guide
Guide books

Souvenir guides
Full-colour guide books available in 11 languages and can be bought from all British Museum shops. Save 10% when you buy
5 or more.


Visiting with groups

To book group tickets to exhibitions and to advise the Museum if you are bringing a large party, telephone +44 (0) 20 7323 8181 or email tickets@britishmuseum.org
Download group visits leaflet

Access

Travel arrangements

Coach parking