What just happened?

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


Teacher course
Sketchbooks: developing good practice

Thursday 14 November,
Tickets £100

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

Recommend this event

For teachers of Key Stages 1 and 2.

The use of sketchbooks is a key feature of good practice in Art and Design. This highly practical course for nonspecialist teachers provides confidence-building and challenging opportunities for KS1 and KS2.

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

Price includes refreshments, but not lunch.

You might also like


A teacher sketches ideas in the galleries. © Alastair Fyfe