STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL look set to unveil a new exhibition relating to the Staffordshire Hoard. The exhibition titled 'Treasure' which launched on Friday 16 August four years on since the original discovery of over 3,500 objects including fragments of gold and silver garnets in a local Staffordshire field. This exhibition will tour the county visiting local community venues over the next three while being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The 'Treasure' exhibition will feature something for everyone such as high quality replica pieces from the hoard, interactive displays with some exclusive footage and even practical activities such as cleaning a piece of the hoad or dressing up as an Anglo- Saxon from the 7th century.
Philip Akins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:
" In 2009 metal detectorist Terry Herbert uncovered the amazing Staffordshire Hoard in Fred Johnson's Hammerwich field that put Staffordshire on the global stage.
"Many hundreds of thousands of people have managed to see the Staffordshire hoard and this touring exhibition will give even more people the chance to experience the historic and wonderful discovery.
"This is our heritage and we are extremely proud of our past. It is also fantastic that the Hoard has returned to the county from which it came, where it is directly benefiting today's economy."
The exhibition is bound to be a success and is giving the local community the chance to see the story behind the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard.