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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

 

Family visits

Under 16s visit the exhibition free when accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum of 6 children per paying adult.

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Exhibition family days

Priority exhibition entry for you and your family plus free family activities, including sessions in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre and the Paul Hamlyn Library.
Book exhibition tickets in advance.
Activities free, just drop in.

Wednesday 22 December 2010
Saturday 19 February 2011

Discover more in the exhibition

Enjoy a special introductory film made exclusively for young visitors and take part as a family in an interactive trail through the trials of the underworld. A Family Multimedia Guide (£3) and an audio description guide (free, English only) are also available.

Download family guides to the exhibition

Download family offer outline
Download preview of the family exhibition guide

Family events programme

A free, varied programme of hands-on activities, including Egyptian storytelling, hieroglyph and scarab badge-making workshops, on weekends and holidays during the exhibition run.

Shopping

The British Museum shops stock a range of products inspired
by the exhibition including gifts, books, jewellery and souvenirs
for the whole family. See children's books

Book signing

22 December 2010, 11.00–12.00
Meet British Museum curator and author Richard Parkinson
in the Great Court Shop, where he will be signing copies of
his books.

Thoth, Papyrus of Hunefer

Family-friendly food

Court Cafés

Open 09.00–17.30 daily,
until 21.00 on Thursdays

Purchase a children’s lunchbox and one sandwich or baguette or salad, and receive a free tea or coffee, when you present your exhibition ticket.

Gallery Café

Open 10.00–17.00 daily,
next to Room 12

A family-friendly menu and children’s lunchboxes. Family sharing platters available for families of all sizes, when you present your exhibition ticket.

The Mummy Lunchbox

Coming soon.

Includes sandwiches, apple, juice, a cookie
and a special gift. From Court Cafés and the Gallery Café.

Offers run from 4 November 2010 to 6 March 2011 and are subject to availability.

 

Image: Thoth, Papyrus of Hunefer. Egypt, c. 1280 BC.

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