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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


Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World

Surviving treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan

3 March – 17 July 2011

This exhibition is now closed

Supported by
 Bank of America Merrill Lynch


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Ticket prices

Member Free
Adult £10
16–18 years £8
Under 16 years* Accompanied by a paying adult Free
Student 2 for 1 tickets for students on Fridays
between 17.30 and 19.20
Unemployed person £8
Disabled person £8
Disabled person's assistant Free
Groups Advanced booking only Monday–Friday £8.50
National Art Pass £5
Senior Special £5 ticket between 12.00 and 16.20 Mondays, telephone bookings and walk-up only £10

Please note, booking fees apply when booking tickets online (£1) and by telephone (£2).