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Hoard replica exhibition at library

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 15, 2013

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A TOWN'S library is preparing to welcome the new 'Treasure – Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard' exhibition.

The free exhibition will be at Leek Library from December 17 until February 6, and will be available during museum opening times.

Featuring replicas of some of the treasure, video footage, and interactive displays, this new exhibition will retell the story of the world's largest ever discovery of Anglo-Saxon treasure.

Visitors can try their hand at detecting for treasure, cleaning a piece of the hoard, or simply dressing up like an Anglo-Saxon would have done in the 7th century.

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Staffordshire County Councillor, Mike Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Children, Community and Localism said: "This is a marvellous exhibition that is taking the story of the Staffordshire Hoard across the county and 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 o2wn 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."

The exhibition was developed by Staffordshire County Council's museums team and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It was launched in August 2013 and will spend the next three years touring community venues throughout the West Midlands. For dates and more details on the exhibition visit www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk

Opening times for the exhibition at the library in Stockwell Street are Monday to Friday 10am unti 4pm and Saturdays 10am until 3.30pm.

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