Roman Treasure Displayed At The Museum of Somerset

Date Posted: 07/10/2011

The Museum of Somerset, located in Taunton Castle, recently opened to the public following a multi-million pound redevelopment, with the Frome Hoard amongst the historic treasures on display.

Said to be the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in a single container in Britain, the 52,503 silver and copper alloy coins which make up the Frome Hoard were saved for the nation following a national fundraising appeal. The museum tells the story of the county from its foundations to the present day, so will also be displaying the Shapwick Hoard of 9,238 silver coins, the Bronze Age South Cadbury Shield, and a tenth century Wheel Cross.

As well as the new state-of-the-art galleries and interactive features, there is also a fully-equipped learning centre, a large multi-purpose gallery for staging major touring exhibitions, and a new cafe offering the best of Somerset produce.

For further information, telephone: 01823-278805, or visit www.somerset.gov.uk.

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