Hoards: A Hidden History of Ancient Britain
13 October 2018 – 5 January 2019
This exhibition of hoards examines why ancient people placed precious objects underwater and in the ground from the Bronze Age onwards.
In partnership with the British Museum, this exhibition aims to reveal some of the fascinating stories behind the headlines of buried treasure, with displays of hoards from across the British Isles.
The history of hoarding is traced from Bronze weapons discovered in the river Thames and the first Iron Age coin hoards, through to hoards buried after the collapse of Roman rule in Britain and in more recent times.
The display showcases recent discoveries reported by finders and archaeologists through the Treasure Act and brings together objects from the British Museum and Salisbury Museum, including the spectacular Ipswich Iron Age gold torcs and new prehistoric and Roman finds from Wessex.