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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


Australia LandscapeKew at the
British Museum

21 April – 16 October 2011

Museum forecourt

Part of the Australian season

Supported by

Visiting the landscape

Opening hours

The landscape opens from 09.30 to 17.30 daily. Open until dusk on Fridays.

Getting here

For the quickest route to the Museum use Transport for London's journey planner:

Access information

Multi-sensory tour for visually impaired people
General information about access to the Museum

Please note

No food or drink to be taken into the landscape.
Do not touch the plants or rocks.

Australia Landscape

Banksia marginata. Photo: Andrew McRobb, Tasmania 2005. © Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.