The Staffordshire Hoard on Tour

After a very successful three years, the Staffordshire Hoard Community Touring Exhibition of replicas retired on 10 September 2016 and we are not taking new enquiries from venues. Many thanks to everyone who has visited and supported the exhibition during its tour.

An exciting interactive touring exhibition that tells the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation, was launched in August 2013.

Created by the museums team at Staffordshire County Council with the help of the Mercian Trail Partnership, the Staffordshire Hoard Mercian Trail Community Touring Exhibition ‘Treasure! The Discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard’ is travelling to venues across Staffordshire and the West Midlands over the next three years.

Perfect for adults and children alike, it features high quality replicas of the Staffordshire Hoard, showing how it might have looked when it was first crafted, alongside hands-on interactives so you can have a go at detecting for treasure and cleaning a piece of the hoard yourself! Handling objects and try-on period costumes will also be on display to help bring the Anglo-Saxons to life for visitors.

Where can I visit the touring exhibition?

The exhibition will be touring community venues throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands from August 2013. Forthcoming dates are:

4th November 2015 – 12th  December 2015: Walsall Leather Museum, Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8EW

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm (to end of September); Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm (October to April) .  Closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission free.

15th December 2015 – 12th March 2016: Bilston Craft Gallery, Mount Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands WV14 7LU

Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday  10.ooam to 4.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am to 7.oopm; Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm; Saturday 11.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Bank Holidays.  Admission free.

14th March 2016 – 10th April 2016: Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy (in association with Wednesfield History Society), Lichfield Rd, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV11 3ES

Contact the school for details of opening times: 01902 558222

16th April 2016 – 2nd June 2016: Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 7DF

Open Wednesday and Thursday 11.00am-4.00pm and Saturday 2.00pm-5.00pm. Closed Bank Holidays.  Admission free.

5th June 2016 – 3rd July 2016: Haden Hill House, Barrs Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 7JU

Open Thursday and Friday 1o.00am-5.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm. Available for school groups at other times, please call 01384 569444.  Admission free.

5th July 2016 – 10th September 2016: Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm. For Bank Holiday opening details please check with the Visitor Information Centre on 01785 619619.  Admission free.


How much does it cost to visit?

The touring exhibition is free to visit.

Education resources and more information

For education resources and more information about the touring exhibition, please see the Mercian Trail Community Touring Exhibition Resources page.

Heritage Lottery Fund logo