Building on the success of the ‘People & Place’ exhibition, Aldeburgh Museum is hosting an exciting Archaeology Exhibition from 16th April throughout summer 2022.
Celebrating local Anglo-Saxons, the exhibition will showcase extra-ordinary items from private collections and local detectorist finds. On show will be the famous Bradwell Anglo-Saxon small bronze horse and rider alongside other artefacts such as the Penannular ring dating to 1150-800 BC and donated to the museum by local detectorist Andrew Pegg. Andrew found the ring when metal detecting in a local field in January 2018 and due to Covid-19, it has only recently been collected from the British Museum who have authenticated it.
Complementing this exhibition is a new digital display that the museum’s Chairman, Tony Bone, hopes will ‘explain the evidence of Romans and Anglo-Saxons in and around Aldeburgh. The museum already has some unique finds such as those from the Snape burial ship, one of only two in the country, and the Barbers Point “Casket Girl”. We are thrilled to hold this exhibition which has some rare items not seen before on public display.’
An evening lecture by expert archaeologist Angela Care Evans about the ‘Bradwell’ Anglo-Saxon Horse and Rider is to be held at the Old Generator station, Aldeburgh on 20 April at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from Aldeburgh Museum’s website.
Younger museum visitors have not been forgotten and will be kept entertained during the Easter holidays making replica Anglo-Saxon necklaces. There will be a fun activity every day in May to celebrate the launch of the book ‘Super Silly Museums’ by popular children’s author Nick Sharratt. All activities are free with normal admission and Nick’s book will be available to purchase in the museum shop.
All details are on the website: www.aldeburghmuseum.org.uk