You can help save the Hoard, but there isn’t much time. Donate now to secure the Hoard and unlock its secrets.

The Hoard is an unparalleled find of Viking-age gold, silver and jewelled treasures and the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland.

To save the Hoard for the nation we must raise £1.98million by November 2017.

"Nothing like this has ever been found in Scotland. The stories it can tell will expand our knowledge of the Viking Age. If we fail to secure the Hoard, we will lose all that understanding and information." 

– Dr Martin Goldberg, Senior Curator, Early Medieval and Viking Collections


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Why is the Hoard important?

The Galloway Hoard is an unparalleled treasure hoard of Viking-age gold, silver and jewelled treasures. It is the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Of international significance, it will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.

You can see a selection of items from the Hoard in the slideshow below:


Other finds from around Britain and Ireland have been exceptional for a single class of object – for example, silver brooches or armlets. The Galloway Hoard brings together a stunning variety of objects in one discovery, hinting at hitherto unknown connections between people across Europe and perhaps much further afield. It also contains objects which have never before been discovered in a hoard of this age, some of which are utterly unique.

Incredibly, textiles, leather and wooden fragments have also survived, providing an extremely rare opportunity to research and reveal many lost aspects of the Viking Age.

The Galloway Hoard transports us back to a critical moment in history. Unlocking its secrets has the potential to reveal new insights into the Viking-age world, to understand its people and their stories—and in doing so, to revisit our preconceptions about who we are and where we come from.

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