We illuminate the extraordinary characters that shaped not just Northumbria but the future of England, through showcasing artefacts uncovered at Yeavering, across the North East, and from further afield that are typical of the Anglo-Saxon period.
We have been privileged to be offered object loans from national institutions. Anglo Saxon artefacts such as the Castle Eden Claw Beaker, a highlight of the British Museum’s early medieval collections, which have returned to the North East for the first time in 32 years. Other key objects including a Great Square Headed Brooch and Shield Boss have been loaned from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Both partnerships allow us to display collections that truly demonstrate the ‘golden age’ of Anglo Saxon Northumbria.
We will also link the landscape, archaeology, and stories of the area, then and now and whet your appetite to further explore the history under your feet in Glendale and North Northumberland.
Our experience celebrates the rich heritage of Northumberland, from our collection to our great hall, we encourage you to explore and learn about the story of Queens and Kings and the hospitality of the Anglo Saxon Royal Court of Ad Gefrin.
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