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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

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Student offers

Ticket offers

2 for 1 exhibition tickets
– just £5 each!

Mondays – Fridays afternoons from 14.30,
open late Friday evenings, telephone bookings
and walk-up only

20% off exhibition tickets

20% off exhibition tickets. £8 student ticket (instead of £10) at any time

Student discounts

10% off in the Museum shops

See the Grayson Perry range

10% off in the Museum
cafés and restaurant

See Grayson Perry exhibition menu

You will need to show your NUS card (or valid student card) for these special deals



Grayson Perry Late

Grayson Perry Late

Watch what happened when students from the University of the Arts London took over the Museum for one exciting night for the Grayson Perry Late.

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