Lichfield Cathedral is set to bid farewell to the Staffordshire Hoard.
The Anglo-Saxon discovery has been on show as part of a tour of the region which will now see the artefacts move to Tamworth Castle.
Nearly 15,000 have seen the exhibition in the Cathedral Chapter House during August. More than 40 of the Hoard items were displayed alongside Cathedral treasures, the Lichfield Angel and the St Chad Gospels.
Canon Pete Wilcox, Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral, said:
“The response to the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour at Lichfield Cathedral has been phenomenal and the community here have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming each and every one of the 14,728 visitors this month.
“There are a great number of individuals that I would like to thank for helping to make this exhibition a reality, but I would especially like to thank the Staffordshire Hoard partners for all of their support and guidance, Lichfield District Council and of course the hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers who gave up their valuable time to ensure the exhibition was of a high professional standard, providing the best visitor experience possible.
“As the tour moves on to Tamworth Castle, we hope that even more visitors enjoy getting the chance to see the Hoard as part of this very special tour. Here at Lichfield Cathedral, we are left feeling very proud of our ability to house a world-class exhibition and we look forward to working with the Mercian Trail Partners in the future, to ensure that the Staffordshire Hoard is preserved and displayed for future generations.
“We very much hope that this will not be the last time this incredible Anglo-Saxon find is displayed at Lichfield Cathedral.”
Free tickets to see the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour are available from the Tamworth Information centre in the Philip Dix Centre on Corporation Street. For more information call 01827 709581 or email email@example.com.