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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

 

The BP exhibition

Vikings
life and legend

6 March – 22 June 2014
We advise booking in advance

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Vikings hotel packages

Montague on the Gardens Hotel

A stay at The Montague places you perfectly close to the Museum, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. The much anticipated BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend is on until 22 June 2014. Partnering with the British Museum, the Montague has created a wonderful offer for your stay in London with tickets available to view the exhibition at 10.40.

The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend package includes:

  • accommodation in a luxuriously appointed room or suite
  • complimentary English breakfast for two
  • in-house film 'Thor' complete with movie snacks
  • afternoon cream tea on one afternoon of stay
  • two tickets to the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend at the British Museum

Prices start from £220.50 per night (incl. VAT) based on two adults sharing a Classic Double Room.

This package is available until 22 June 2014 and is subject to a minimum two night stay. Additional nights are at our best available rate.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels

Make your visit to the British Museum extra special with a Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels package. Stay in one of London’s most beautiful and interesting areas – across the road from the British Museum, at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel or The Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel. After exploring the history of some of the world’s cultures, step outside and explore the streets and stories of London’s famous literary area, Bloomsbury, once the favourite hangout of luminaries such as Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and E M Forster.

Take away some treasures of your own with your exclusive 20% discount on merchandise in the British Museum shop and round off the day back at your hotel, conveniently located across the road from the British Museum, and perhaps enjoy a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea at Scoff & Banter restaurant.

Hugely anticipated and tipped as ‘one not to be missed’ according to Time Out London.

The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend package includes:

  • luxury accommodation
  • 2 tickets to the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend at the British Museum
  • 20% discount on purchases in the British Museum shops
  • complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Club Carlson or Frequent Flyer Points
  • full English breakfast
  • VAT

This package is available until 22 June 2014. Rate includes one night’s accommodation based on two people sharing a standard or deluxe double/twin room including VAT.

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Alternatively, call the reservations team on +44 (0)20 7666 2662 quoting 'British Museum Vikings Offer'.

Doyle Collections Hotels

The Bloomsbury Hotel is situated on Great Russell Street in the heart of 18th-century Bloomsbury, just down the road from the British Museum and in the shadow of Centre Point, the iconic modernist tower, where the vibrant West End meets the burgeoning East, where Theatre Land meets the City.

The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend package includes:

  • overnight stay for two people
  • 2 tickets to the BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend
  • full English breakfast
  • complimentary Wi-Fi
  • £10 food and beverage voucher (once per stay)
  • late check out until 15.00

Prices from £245 for two people including VAT based on two people sharing a Classic Room.

This package is available Friday – Sunday only until 22 June 2014. Tickets are available for exhibition entry at 10.40 and 15.00 (preference must be stated upon booking).

The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend at the British Museum is available at The Bloomsbury Hotel and The Marylebone Hotel

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