People interested in the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard can now relive the story at a unique exhibition at Rugeley Rose Theatre & Community Hall.
‘Treasure – Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard’ was developed by Staffordshire County Council’s museums team and will be at the venue from 7th July 2015 to 6th September 2015.
Featuring high quality replicas of some of the treasure, video footage, and interactive displays, the exhibition will retell the story of the world’s largest ever discovery of Anglo-Saxon treasure. Visitors can try their hand at detecting for treasure, cleaning a piece of the hoard, or simply dressing up like an Anglo-Saxon would have done in the 7th century.
Staffordshire County Councillor, Ben Adams, Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills said:
“This is a fascinating exhibition that has been touring the county for the last two years, taking the story of the Staffordshire Hoard out to many local communities.
“The discovery of the Hoard back in 2009 is an amazing story which has captured worldwide attention and the exhibition continues to be very popular. There’s something for everyone, including videos, an interactive game to find your own treasure, replica pieces and even Saxon warrior costumes that you can try on. So far, the exhibition has been seen by just under 100,000 visitors, including over 3,000 schoolchildren.
“It’s a great opportunity for adults and children to learn more about the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and how the treasure came to be in a nearby field in a fun and hands-on way.”
The exhibition was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was launched in August 2013 and will continue to tour Staffordshire and the West Midlands until Summer 2016. For dates and more details on the exhibition visit: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk
Opening times for the exhibition are: 9am to 5pm daily