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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
Craftsman

Extended to 26 February 2012

Members free 
Open late Fridays

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With

 

Competition

 
 

Stunt double teddy bears

Winners announced!

After hundreds of entries and thousands of votes by the public, these three lucky teddies have emerged victorious! See the winning stunt doubles in the Great Court on the following dates:

 

Pinny

Retired confidant

Dr. Schmoo

Consultant Vertebrate Paleontologist

Ted

Semi-retired

30 September –
15 November 2011

 

16 November 2011 –
12 January 2012

 

13 January 2012 –
19 February 2012

 

The motorbike shrine

The winning stuntbears will rise to the challenge of representing
Alan Measles on the back of Grayson Perry’s motorbike.