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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
Digital workshop for SEN students

Friday 28 February,
Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

Sponsored by Samsung

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For KS2-4 students from special schools only.

Students use a mixture of handling objects, multi-sensory activities and digital technologies to gain an introduction to key aspects of either ancient Egypt or ancient Greece.

The session includes a gallery visit, touch tour and lunch break, and is supported by Makaton signing.

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

Maximum group size: 15

Age: Key Stages 2 & 3

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Using a digital camera in the galleries during an SEN digital workshop.