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Street House Anglo-Saxon Princess Treasure at Kirkleatham Museum

posted 27 May 2011, 08:27 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:15 ]

Some of the rarest Anglo-Saxon finds, that date back to the 7th Century, will open in an exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar on the 28th May 2011. Some pieces from an Anglo-Saxon princess, beads and other objects including a reconstruction of the Royal bed burial will form part of the exhibition. The story of how this came to be is as interesting as some of the pieces in it. An ordinary farm in Loftus held some extraordinary secrets.

In 2004 an excavation began to uncover the secrets. Further work was carried out in subsequent years and finally after all this work you will be able to see this magnificent treasure. There will be things for all the family to see, including a replica Anglo-Saxon house, an audio visual display, and the chance to learn how the people lived their lives.

The Museum  is holding a series of talks at 2 pm on Saturdays in June:

Steve Sherlock:
4th Street House Anglo Saxon Cemetery - The Discovery
11th The Finds
18th Street House and other local Anglo-Saxon sites

Robin Daniels:
25th The Monasteries at Hartlepool & Whitby: St Hilda and links with the Street House Princess.