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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
Photography mystery trails

Saturday 14 June,
Samsung Centre
Free, just drop in

Sponsored by Samsung

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Recommend this event

Use a digital camera to explore the Museum’s objects, and follow exciting photography trails through the galleries. Activity takes 30–60 mins.

Age: 5+

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