First shown at the National Museum of Scotland, this exhibition displays the richest collection of rare Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, the Galloway Hoard. 

Discovered by a metal detectorist in Dumfries and Galloway in 2014, the hoard is one of the country’s most astounding finds. Buried around AD 900, it contains over 100 objects, ranging from silver, gold and jewelled treasures to rare textiles including Scotland’s earliest examples of silk.

During the past two years, experts at the National Museums of Scotland have been meticulously cleaning and conserving the items, uncovering the secrets of the hoard. After being displayed in the National Museum of Scotland, the hoard is travelling to Kirkcudbright Galleries, where it will be on display until Spring 2022.

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

ArchaeologyDecorative artsAncient & classical artScotlandArt gallery



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