Staffordshire Hoard visits Lichfield Cathedral

Date Posted: 05/05/2011

Lichfield Cathedral will be showcasing the secrets of the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, as part of the 2011 Staffordshire Hoard on Tour.

From the 30th July to 21st August, 40 items from the hoard will be on display at the cathedral. Highlights include the folding cross, the biblical inscription, and the seahorse, as well as some newly conserved and cleaned pieces.

As part of the touring exhibition, group visitors can experience one of three different tours at Lichfield Cathedral. Timed entry tours (free of charge) include general admission to the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition for up to 30 people at a time; while with the ‘In Anglo-Saxon Footsteps’ daytime storytelling and tour, younger groups members can discover the origins of the cathedral.

Exclusively for groups, the Staffordshire Hoard Evening Experience tours take place outside ordinary opening hours, and comprise a guided tour of the cathedral including its Anglo Saxon artefacts, the St Chad’s Gospels and the Lichfield Angel. Lasting 90-minutes at a cost of £15 per person, these tours will take place from the 1st to 21st August.

For further information or to book, telephone: 01543-412121 or log onto www.lichfieldgarrick.com  

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