In 2014, something very special was found in Galloway, South West Scotland – a buried collection of treasure that had been hidden for over a thousand years.
New stories are being uncovered about the people who made, used and buried these objects and how they ended up in Scotland.
Find out more about the hoard, and the stories of the people connected to it by exploring the learning resources below.
This short animation is designed to introduce children and families to the Galloway Hoard:
Our Galloway Hoard themed weeks and digital sessions for schools have now closed, but you can still use and adapt some of our learning resources below.
You're welcome to use them with your school, group or family if you're visiting the exhibition or would like to find out more about the hoard yourself.
Use this activity to introduce some key themes and discussion topics inspired by the Galloway Hoard.
After watching the animation on this webpage (see above), take this quiz to match the characters who appear with some of the objects in the hoard.
Use the Drawing the Galloway Hoard worksheet to recap on some of the objects found within the gilded lidded vessel.
Find out more about the Galloway Hoard's quatrefoil brooches and be creative about what the brooch depicting the sense of sight would look like. As well as drawing, pupils can also make a 3D version using recycled materials.
What would you want people in the future to learn about our lives today? Use this worksheet to write and draw about the special objects you own.