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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


Half-term activity
Myths, music and mountains

Monday 28 October,
Tuesday 29 October,
Wednesday 30 October,
Thursday 31 October,
Friday 1 November,
Great Court
Free, just drop in

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Explore the myths, legends and meanings of gold in ancient Colombia.

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