14 March – 15 June 2014
A trove of Scottish gold items, spanning from the Bronze Age to the present.
Drawing on specimens from The Hunterian collection and other museums across the UK, the exhibition looks at the natural occurrence of gold in Scotland and how the precious metal has been mined and used throughout the country's history.
Key objects include a gold chain and badge of Order of the Thistle and Scottish gold coinage, medals and racing cups.
Several of the largest known Scottish gold nuggets are displayed together for the first time, while the surviving gold torcs from the hoard found at Law Farm in Moray in 1857 are also reunited.