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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

 

Shopping

Bookshop

Book

Books specialising in ancient history, archaeology and art history. Many titles written by curators.

By Room 6 

Opening times

Monday–Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

10.00–17.30
10.00–20.00
10.30–17.30
10.00–17.30

Books, catalogues and media online 

Family shop

Sphinx rubber duck

Games, books, dvds, puzzles, souvenirs and educational items for children of all ages.

North side of the Great Court 

Opening times

Monday–Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

09.30–18.00
09.30–18.00
09.30–17.30
10.00–17.30

Family products online 

Collections shop

Rosetta stone mug

Souvenirs, replicas, guides, postcards, jewellery, stationery and inexpensive gifts.

West side of the Great Court 

Opening times

Monday–Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

09.30–17.30
09.30–20.00
09.30–17.30
10.00–17.30

Games, homeware and ornaments online 


Grenville Room shop

Necklace

Luxury items including replica sculptures, jewellery, silk scarves and ties.

East of the Main entrance, next to Room 3 

Opening times

Monday–Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

10.00–17.30
10.00–20.00
09.30–17.30
10.00–17.30

Jewellery online 

Sculpture online