Postponed Exhibition National Museum of Scotland

The Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

29 May - 18 Oct 2020

Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3

Free

The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. It is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.

Nothing like this has ever been found in Scotland.
- Dr Martin Goldberg, Principal Curator of Medieval Archaeology and History

Buried at the beginning of the tenth century, the Hoard comprises in excess of 100 gold, silver and other items, some of which are unique. This exhibition will display the key elements of the hoard, place it in a wider historical context and showcase the conservation and research work which is being undertaken to understand the hoard and its secrets.

Brooches found with the Galloway Hoard

Above: Anglo-Saxon disc brooches.

Silver found with the Galloway Hoard

Above: Hinged mounts with Anglo-Saxon Trewhiddle-style decoration.

Brooch found with the Galloway Hoard

Above: A new type of Anglo-Saxon quatrefoil brooch.

Gold bird pin found with the Galloway Hoard

Above: This gold bird pin is unique.

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Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

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Access

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

 

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