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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


School digital session
Around the world in a day

Thursday 14 November,
Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

Sponsored by Samsung

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For Year 5 and 6 students only.

This session focuses on developing listening, ICT and literacy skills. Students learn about the varied lifestyles, resources and skills of ancient societies by examining artefacts from five different cultures all made in the same time period. They then create an exciting multimedia broadcast to share back at school.

Includes a gallery visit and lunch break.
The literacy level required for some of the activities makes this session unsuitable for students below Year 5.

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.See full terms and conditions

Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2 – Years 5 & 6

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Working collaboratively in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre. © Benedict Johnson