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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


Ice Age art
arrival of
the modern

Now until 2 June 2013
Advance tickets sold out

Limited walk-up tickets available on the day

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Recommend this exhibition


Advance tickets sold out

Members free

Unlimited free entry and fast track entry to all exhibitions, plus exclusive evenings, lectures and Members' parties

Membership information 

Membership FAQs 

Ticket prices

  • Members free 
  • Adult, £10
  • Child under 16, Free

    Accompanied by paying adult

  • Senior, £10

    Special £5 ticket between 12.00 and 16.30 Mondays, Walk-up only

  • Students and 16–18 years, £8

    2 for 1 tickets on weekdays after 14.30. Walk-up only

  • Unemployed person, £8
  • Disabled person, £8
  • Disabled person's assistant, Free
  • National Art Pass, £5

2 for 1 tickets for students

Every weekday from 14.30, students and
16–18 year olds can get two tickets for the
price of one.

Ask at the Ticket Desk in the Great Court

Cafés and restaurant

Enjoy an exhibition-inspired menu at the restaurant or one of the cafés. To book a table at the restaurant: +44 (0)20 7323 8990 BMrestaurant@benugo.com

Eating at the British Museum 

Multimedia guide

Multimedia guides

Guide yourself around the exhibition at your own pace. Available to buy at the exhibition entrance. £4.50, concessions available.

Audio description guides are free to visually impaired visitors.