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Gathering light: a Bronze Age golden sun

Tuesday 07 March 2023
Saturday 03 June 2023
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Price: Free
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Gathering light: a Bronze Age golden sun

Saturday 25 February - Saturday 3 June 2023
10am-4pm, Art Gallery
Free/No booking required

The Shropshire sun pendant, a gold bulla over 3000 years old, is one of the most significant pieces of Bronze Age metalwork ever discovered in Britain. This British Museum's Spotlight Loan reveals the importance of the sun to the lives of our Bronze Age ancestors.

Accompanying the sun pendant are other spectacular Bronze Age gold artefacts, from a gold lunula discovered in an Irish bog to a hoard of Cornish gold torcs and rings. The exhibition will also feature Bronze Age objects from the North East.

Gathering light is generously supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe. With additional funding from The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust for accompanying activities.

Full press release can be found here

Please note there is currently no lift access to upper galleries as the passenger lift requires significant repair. Please consider this when planning your visit. Mechanical parts are on order and we hope to have the lift repaired as soon as possible and apologise for the inconvenience caused to our visitors. If you'd like to discuss your access needs please contact the Museum.


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