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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


The BP exhibition

life and legend

6 March – 22 June 2014
Booking essential

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.


April 2014

Friday 25 April

Saturday 26 April

Tuesday 29 April

May 2014

Thursday 1 May

Friday 2 May

Saturday 3 May

Friday 9 May

Saturday 10 May

Tuesday 13 May

Friday 16 May

Saturday 17 May

Thursday 22 May

Friday 23 May

Friday 30 May

June 2014

Monday 2 June

Friday 6 June

Saturday 7 June

Wednesday 11 June

Monday 16 June

Thursday 19 June