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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
Graphic design workshop

Sunday 27 July,
Samsung Centre

This event is fully booked

Sponsored by Samsung

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Be inspired by the Museum’s collection and then use professional software to create your own piece of graphic art. Session includes 60 mins for lunch (not included). Suitable for ages 13–15.
Participants must bring a signed permission form. This can be downloaded from the website.

Age: 13–15

Permission form

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