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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


28 March – 29 September 2013

This exhibition is now closed

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Hotel packages

Doyle Collection Hotels

The Uncover Pompeii and Herculaneum package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room
  • Full English breakfast
  • £10 Food & Beverage credit
  • Late check-out at 3pm
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 2 weekend tickets to the exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum (please refer to the terms and conditions for exact time slots)

Available at The Bloomsbury Hotel and at The Marylebone Hotel.

For more details of this package, visit the
Doyle Collection website 

Radisson Hotels

The Pompeii offer includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Full English breakfast
  • 25% off dining in the hotel restaurant
  • 2 weekend tickets to the Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum (open entry tickets)

Offer is valid for stays on Friday, Saturday and Sundays only at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street, Kenilworth and Grafton hotels.

For more details of this package, visit the Radisson website