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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


Grayson PerryThe Tomb of
the Unknown

Extended to 26 February 2012

Members free 
Open late Fridays

Supported by




All advance tickets for the exhibition are now sold out.

How do I get tickets?

200 tickets for exhibition entry on the same day will be on sale from 09.00 at the Ticket Desk in the Great Court. They are likely to sell out quickly so do come early to avoid disappointment. You may also need to wait between your ticket purchase and your timed exhibition entry.

To get free unlimited entry to the Grayson Perry exhibition, become a Member.

Become a Member today 

Members continue to have free entry to the exhibition at all times without the need to queue – just turn up.

  • Free entry to special exhibitions
  • Exclusive events for Members
  • Special offers and discounts

Ticket packages

Combine your visit with an exhibition-inspired afternoon tea or dinner in the Great Court Restaurant. On weekdays, take advantage of an afternoon tea for just £26 or on Fridays, enjoy a two course menu for £30 (includes exhibition ticket).

Book afternoon tea ticket package
Book dinner ticket package

Member Free
Adult £10
16–18 years £8
Under 16 years* Accompanied by a paying adult Free
Student 2 for 1 tickets for students 
Mondays – Fridays from 14.30, telephone bookings and walk-up only
Unemployed person £8
Disabled person £8
Disabled person's assistant Free
Groups Advanced booking only
Monday – Friday
National Art Pass £5
Senior Special £5 ticket between 12.00 and 16.30 Mondays, telephone bookings and walk-up only £10

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