Private View and Lecture: Brim-full of History - The Vale of York Viking Hoard

In 2007 a father and son metal-detecting team unearthed from farmland outside Harrogate what was to be defined as ‘the most important find of its kind in 150 years’.

The Vale of York Viking Hoard is a rare but incredibly significant collection of artefacts that will enable a deeper understanding of an important, but often misunderstood, period of our country’s history. Yet without a large grant from The Art Fund the hoard may have disappeared from public view altogether.

Dr Gareth Williams, Curator of Early Mediaeval Coinage at the British Museum, is overseeing the restoration of the hoard and will talk about the significance of the discovery. The evening includes a wine reception with canaps and a private view of a selection of the hoard.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Entry details

15 per person. Apply to Moira Fulton, 01347 868540 6.30pm to 8.30pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)