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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


Members' lecture
Neil MacGregor’s Annual Members’ Lecture

Monday 11 March,

Tickets £25

To purchase tickets (maximum two per Member) call 020 7323 8195

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Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, will be delivering his annual lecture to Members.

The Museum: beyond its walls will explore the future of the Museum and its work in London, the UK and across the globe.

A complimentary drink is included in your ticket price.

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Members' evening. Photo: Barney Poole.