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New Staffordshire Hoard exhibition coming to Chasewater

A new exhibition about the Staffordshire Hoard is coming to Chasewater Country Park.

A warrior outfit at the new Staffordshire Hoard exhibition

A warrior outfit at the new Staffordshire Hoard exhibition

Featuring high quality replicas of some of the treasure, video footage, and interactive displays, the new exhibition will retell the story of the worlds largest ever discovery of Anglo-Saxon treasure.

The Treasure – Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition will run throughout October and give visitors the chance to try their hand at detecting for treasure, cleaning a piece of the hoard, or dressing up like an Anglo-Saxon would have done in the 7th Century.

Staffordshire County Councillor Mike Lawrence said: “This is a wonderful exhibition that will bring the story of the Staffordshire Hoard to many more people.

“Many hundreds of thousands of people have managed to see the Hoard and this touring exhibition will give even more people the chance to experience the historic and wonderful discovery.

“There’s something for everyone, including videos, an interactive game to find your own treasure, replica pieces and even Saxon warrior costumes that you can try on.

“This is our heritage and we are extremely proud of our past. It is also fantastic that the original Hoard has returned to the county from which it came, where it is directly benefiting today’s economy.”

Steven Dean, Staffordshire County Council’s principal archaeologist who led the original discovery of the Hoard, will be giving a talk on October 4 at the Chasewater Innovation Centre. It starts at 7pm and admission will be £2.

For dates and more details on the exhibition visit www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk.

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