The Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

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Bringing together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, the internationally significant Galloway Hoard is transforming our understanding of Scotland’s connections with the wider world during this period.

The Hoard was buried around AD 900 and contains over 100 diverse objects, from silver, gold and jewelled treasures to rarely surviving textiles, including Scotland’s earliest examples of silk. Discovered in 2014 and allocated to National Museums Scotland in 2017, an intensive programme of conservation and research is now underway.

In this free exhibition, see recently cleaned and conserved objects from the Hoard, revealing intricate decoration not seen for more than 1,000 years. Then delve deeper and examine hidden details found in X-rays, CT scans and 3D models. Discover what innovative research and analysis have already revealed about the Hoard, and explore what future work might yet uncover about this unparalleled find.

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