Some of the items which make up The Staffordshire Hoard. Pic: Portable Antiquities Scheme
Some of the items which make up The Staffordshire Hoard. Pic: Portable Antiquities Scheme
Some of the items which make up The Staffordshire Hoard. Pic: Portable Antiquities Scheme
Some of the items which make up The Staffordshire Hoard. Pic: Portable Antiquities Scheme

People are being warned not to leave it to late to book their tickets to see the Staffordshire Hoard in Lichfield.

Around 11,000 places have already been booked to see the Anglo-Saxon treasures at Lichfield Cathedral.

And with the exhibition starting on July 30, more than 90 per cent of daytime and evening paid tours and 80 percent of the free tickets have already been snapped up.

Canon Pete Wilcox, Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral, said:

“The message is please don’t leave it too late. I would urge visitors to hurry and book their places to see these exquisite pieces of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship, as well as our own Cathedral treasures which shed light on how the Christian faith took root in this region.

“There are now only limited tickets available and we would not like to see any disappointment, as visitors will not be able to turn up on the day with realistic chances of getting in to the exhibition.”

The Staffordshire Hoard will be on display from July 30 until August 21. Tickets for both free timed entry slots and paid tours are now available through the Lichfield Garrick box office on 01543 412121.

Visitors will be invited to make donations to help to conserve, research and display the Hoard in the future as part of the emerging Mercian trail, on which the Cathedral will be a key venue.

Full details of the temporary touring exhibition can be found at www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.