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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
Sutton Hoo headline

Thursday 26 June,
Samsung Centre
Free, booking essential

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

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For Key Stage 2 students

Students use mobile technology to learn about the famous Anglo-Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo and create a video news report about its discovery. A link to the completed video online is sent back to school to share in class, at assembly or on the website.

Includes a gallery visit and a 30-minute lunch break at 11.30.

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Maximum group size: 30

Age: Key Stage 2

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Learning to use digital video in a 'Sutton Hoo headline' session.