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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
Magical mosaic masks

Sunday 2 June,
Samsung Centre
Free, just drop in

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Use Photoshop to design your own mosaic masks inspired by the fearsome Aztec gods.

Print your finished mask to take home and wear.

Activity takes about 30 minutes.

Age: 7+

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Magical mosaic masks