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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


Teacher course
Essential practical skills in Art and Design

Thursday 23 January,
Tickets £100

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

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For Key Stage 2 teachers

A hands-on course for non-specialist teachers. Using wonderful objects, you will research ideas and explore the use of sketchbooks, drawing, designing and printmaking. This course will help you develop a range of practical skills and build confidence, giving you many ideas to take back to school and share with colleagues.

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

Price includes refreshments, but not lunch.

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