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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


Digital workshop
Green screen time machine

Saturday 18 January,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung


Recommend this event

Use a green screen and Photoshop to create a picture of yourself interacting with some of the Museum’s most fascinating objects.

Activity takes 30–40 mins.

Age: 7+

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Artwork created in the Green screen time machine workshop