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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

 

Tours and talks

Eye-opener tours

eyeOpening tour

Daily eye-opener tours

Free

30-40 minute tours

Throughout the day
Meet at the relevant gallery

 

Please note: the Ancient Egypt Eye Opener tour is currently on hold due to gallery refurbishments.

Gallery talks

Lunchtime gallery talks

Lunchtime gallery talks

Free

45 minute talks with guest speaker or curator

Tuesdays–Fridays, 13.15

Gallery talks calendar 

Spotlight tours

Friday evening spotlight tours

Free

20 minute tours focussing on highlights

Every Friday evening

 

Highlights tour

Highlights tour

Around the world in 90 minutes

£12 per person

11.30 and 14.00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Encounter the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon Frieze, as well as some lesser-known but equally fascinating objects, with expert guidance that goes to the heart of the Museum’s collection.

This tour is designed for adults, but children under 12 with an accompanying adult enjoy free entry. Please note that the tour will visit a number of galleries on different floors of the Museum and involves a considerable amount of walking.

Book online or at the Information Desk in the Great Court.