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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

 

Visiting

Open daily 10.00–17.30 (last entry 16.20)
Open late* Thursday and Friday until 20.30 (last entry 19.20)


Getting here

For the quickest route to the Museum use Transport for London’s Journey Planner


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Access

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

Sign interpreted talk
Curator's introduction to Book of the Dead
Friday 18 February 2011

For more access information, please contact the Museum's Access and Equality Manager by email or telephone 020 7323 8506.

For general access to the Museum


Exhibition closures

Due to school visits the exhibition will be closed to the public
10.00–12.30 on 11, 25 November, 2, 9, 16 December 2010,
20, 27 January and 10, 17 February 2011.


Please note

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

Mummy of an old woman named Katebet

Image: Mummy of an old woman named Katebet

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