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Silver hoard From north of the Roman Frontier to go on display

A hoard of Roman silver from Dairsie in Fife, which was found by metal detectorist David Hall in 2014, when he was just 14 years old, will go on show for the first time in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland this October.

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Scottish Government Funds Scottish Tour of the Galloway Hoard

The Scottish Government has announced funding to enable National Museums Scotland to tour an exhibition of the Galloway Hoard to museums across Scotland.

Scottish History and Archaeology department

Our archaeological and Scottish collections cover Scottish material culture from the earliest times to the present day.

Major exhibition of Early Scottish Silver to tour Scotland

A major exhibition supported by The Glenmorangie Company and produced by National Museums Scotland will tour Scotland this year – as the two organisations celebrate the renewal of their award-winning archaeological research partnership.

Museum building at the National Museum of Rural Life © Wattie Cheung
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Major Art Fund donation to Galloway Hoard campaign as public appeal is launched

The campaign to raise the £1.98 million required to save the Galloway Hoard for the nation has received a significant boost thanks to a funding contribution of £400,000 from Art Fund. The generous donation takes the campaign to secure the hoard - the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland - to the half-way point.

Research reveals secret of who owned the Galloway Hoard

First research into the Galloway Hoard has uncovered the name of one of the famous treasure’s original owners.

Conservation of Cross from Galloway Hoard Reveals “Supreme” Example of Anglo-Saxon Metalwork

New images reveal the stunning detail of an Anglo-Saxon cross buried for over a thousand years as part of the Galloway Hoard, one of the UK’s most important archaeological finds of recent times

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