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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
Create a travel comic

Sunday 21 July,
11.00–13.30 & 14.00–16.30
Samsung Centre
Free, booking advised

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

Sponsored by Samsung

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Join illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre to create a personalised travel journal to capture your drawings and adventures.

Visit the Museum's galleries to find a special object and invent a character and turn them into a comic story using digital tablets and laptops.

Age: 7+

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Extract from Sarah McIntyre's China Travel Comic.