Hoards: Archaeological Treasures from West Norfolk
Hoards – a store of money or valued objects – have long fascinated experts and the public alike with the intriguing questions they raise: why were these objects buried; and did their owners ever mean to retrieve these precious items?
This stunning exhibition features a selection of important archaeological hoards, all discovered in West Norfolk, an area particularly rich in hoards. From 2,000-year-old gold coins buried in a cow bone to silver shillings from the English Civil War found in a silver cup, discover more about the theories behind these spectacular discoveries.
A significant number of objects are on display for the first time including a group of Bronze Age artefacts from the beach at Holme-next-the-Sea which were found close to the site of the remarkably preserved timber monument known as Seahenge.
Also making their museum debut are some very rare early coins found at Fincham dating back to the Anglo-Saxon/Viking period.
Visitors from across the UK and beyond have enjoyed the vast array of hoards West Norfolk has to offer.
“It’s amazing what is beneath your feet.”
“Fascinating how many things have been found by metal detectorists – I might get a metal detector myself now!”
This special exhibition is on until November.
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