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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


Study day
Museum studies day: engaging audiences

Friday 8 March,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £10
Members/Concessions £10

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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This study day explores the role of public engagement work in the Museum.

The day will include talks from British Museum staff and other professionals from the sector, from global engagement via the web to projects with local communities.

Suitable for students and those interested in the museum and gallery sector.


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The Great Court at the British Museum