Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Staffordshire Hoard.

A hoard also means an accumulation or preservation for future use. Such as a hoard of gold. The truth is a lot of our  modern day "hoard" will not be needed. However, here is a hoard which is worth holdng on to.

Anglo-Saxon  crafted gold and silver ornaments were discovered in Litchfield, Staffordshire, 6 months ago by one man and his metal detector on a farmer land.
Today it was announced "The Staffordshire Hoard" will stay in the West Midlands. A proud moment for the country and region as much money  was raised by the public and the National Memorial Heritage fund to keep it in the UK.
This precious piece of history is open to the public at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,Birmingham city centre. Nearest train stations are Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill station. Although entrance is free you are welcome to give a donation

For further information look at the bmag website
Picture taken from BMAG website. :)

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Found you :-)

    I had a nice surprise when I went to Bham Museum yesterday as they had around 50 items from the Hoard on display and there were *no queues*. When I went last October I had to queue for an hour on a Tuesday afternoon. There's an info book available about the Hoard too in the shop - it's only a fiver.