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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
Digital dress up

Saturday 1 March,
Samsung Centre
Free, limited places

Sponsored by Samsung


Recommend this event

Turn yourself into a samurai warrior, an ancient Greek or other characters using Photoshop and comic book software.

Dress yourself in weird and wonderful outfits from different cultures in time.

Activity takes 30–40 mins.

Age: 7+

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