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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


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Buying tickets

Online booking is now closed. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available each day. Please
arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Members can use their Membership card to gain
free entry to the exhibition.

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Become a Member of the British Museum Friends to gain free Fast Track entry. Membership starts from as little as £36 when you sign-up by Direct Debit.

Ticket prices

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Accompanied by a paying adult
Adults £12
Special £6 ticket between 12.00 and 16.30 Mondays, telephone bookings and walk-up only
16—18 years £10
2 for 1 tickets for students on Thursdays
and Fridays between 17.30 and 19.30
Unemployed £10
Disabled people £10
Disabled person's assistant Free
Advanced booking only Monday–Friday
Art Fund members £6
*Maximum of 6 children per paying adult  
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Image: Nakht and his wife worshipping Osiris, detail from the Book of the Dead of Nakht.
Egypt, 1350-1300 BC

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