National treasures return to Peterborough and are displayed together for the first time.

The show features objects either found in or associated with the city that are now displayed in the collections of national institutions such as the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. For the first time ever, these objects will be reunited in the city, going on display together at Peterborough Museum.

Highlights include the Casket of St Thomas Becket, an ornately decorated casket commissioned by Abbot Benedict of Peterborough after the saint’s death and believed to have held his relics; the Water Newton Treasure, a collection of precious silver objects from Roman Britain; and the Peterborough Chronicle, a monastic record of what life was like in Saxon England which contains the first-known written use of the female pronoun ‘she’ (written as scae) in English.

This exhibition is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Peterborough Museum

Priestgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1LF

01733 864663


Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Mon (school terms) and Bank Holidays, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan and Good Friday

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