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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
Chinese adventures

Saturday 20 September,
Samsung Centre
Free, just drop in

Sponsored by Samsung

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Take part in a range of digital activities inspired by China.

Find your zodiac character, make your own digital vase and more!

Age: 5+

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