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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
3D printing workshop

Sunday 1 June,
Samsung Centre

This event is fully booked

Sponsored by Samsung

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Use a 3D printer to create your own Museum object, and learn the secrets behind 3D modelling software. Includes 60 mins for lunch (not provided). 13–18 participants must bring a signed permission form. This can be downloaded from the website.

Age: 13–18

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