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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

 

Treasures of Heavensaints, relics and devotion
in medieval Europe

23 June – 9 October 2011

Members free 
Open late Fridays

Sponsored by John Studzinski

In association with
William and Judith Bollinger, Singapore
Betsy and Jack Ryan
Howard and Roberta Ahmanson
The Hintze Family
Charitable Foundation

Organised with
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Walters Art Museum

Visiting

Open daily 10.00–17.30. Open late* on Fridays until 20.30 (last entry 70 minutes before closing)

Getting here

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

Access

Tactile and Braille books, and large print guides are available in the exhibition. Audio description guides are free to all visually impaired visitors.

For more access information, please contact the Museum's Access and Equality Manager on
020 7323 8506.

General access to the Museum

Events programme

The exhibition is accompanied by an events programme filled with talks, films, workshops and family activities.
See full calendar

Reliquary bust of an unknown female saint, probably a companion of St Ursula

Reliquary bust of an unknown female saint, probably a companion of St Ursula. South Netherlandish, c. 1520–1530.
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Before you enter

  • Only small bags will be allowed into the exhibition (maximum size 35x33x13cm).
  • Coats, umbrellas, etc. should be left in the cloakrooms (max size 40x40x50cm and max weight 8kg)
  • The main cloakroom is to the left of the Main entrance, there is another cloakroom at the Montague Place entrance. £1.50 per item
  • The Museum reserves the right to search any bags or personal items being taken into the exhibition.

While you are in the exhibition

  • Do not use photographic or video recording equipment.
  • Do not carry or consume any food or drink.
  • Set your mobile phone to silent.

 

*The Museum reserves the right to amend exhibition opening hours.