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Activity Sheet: Viking Runes

Uncover the secret runes of the Vikings and use them to name and decorate a Viking sword

Download and print out this activity sheet and learn more about the Norse Runic alphabet used by the Vikings. Use the Runic alphabet to design and decorate your own sword. To find out more about the Vikings in Ireland check out the Museum's Viking Ireland exhibition. 

When you have completed your sword, why not send us a picture to or post a photo online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.

This activity sheet can be used as an at home activity for children and families, or printed off and used as part of your visit to the Viking Ireland exhibition. Once you have created your own inscription in Viking Runes, see if you can find the names of the Viking gods in our Viking Wordsearch

This activity is designed for children aged 7-12 years old and is curriculum linked to the SESE History Curriculum. This can be completed at home, as a family activity, or used by Primary school teachers and students. 

Museum at Home - Viking Runes

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