What just happened?

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 tour
Around the world in 90 minutes

Various rooms 
£12 per person, minimum £180
(max 20 people per tour)

Recommend this tour

Explore some of the most famous treasures of the British Museum including the Rosetta Stone, Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon frieze, as well as some lesser known but equally fascinating objects.

Allow 1.5 hours for the tour and an extra hour if group lunch is required. Please note that this tour involves visiting a number of galleries on different floors of the Museum with a considerable amount of walking.

To book, email groups@britishmuseum.org.
Please book at least three weeks in advance.


Other group tours

The Lewis Chessmen. Probably made in Scandinavia, thought to be Norway, about AD 1150-1200. Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

The Lewis Chessmen. Probably made in Scandinavia, thought to be Norway, about AD 1150-1200. Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland