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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


Young Friends
Royalty and revolution in France

Sunday 14 July,
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £5
Young Friends' guests £15, adults free

+44 (0)20 7323 8195

Recommend this event

Discover more about Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette through the Museum's collection.

Explore 18th-century France through workshops and re-enactments and take part in a drawing activity to recreate your own modern pictures of the royal couple.

  • To book places for this event, use the booking form in remus, the Young Friends' magazine.
  • Bookings will only be accepted by post until 7 June to ensure fair ticket allocation. After 7 June, call +44 (0)20 7323 8195 to book. Phone bookings will not be accepted before 7 June.
  • Young Friends can bring up to 4 guests to events, of whom at least one must be an adult (Young Friend’s parent or guardian).

Age: 8–15

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Marie Antoinette (detail), by Jean-Francois Janinet, a print after Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty, France, AD 1777.