The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels

Until 27 April 2014


A major exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.

Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of craftsmanship and conspicuous consumption, at the crossroads of the Old and New Worlds. It will also explore the mysteries that remain, lost among the cataclysmic events of the mid-17th century: who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?

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*Please note that for security reasons bags and coats are not permitted within the Cheapside Hoard exhibition. We kindly ask that all items (including laptops) are deposited at the museum's cloakroom or inside lockers (£1 fee).

Groups of 10 or more people receive a 20% discount on exhibition entry (full-price adult tickets only) and can also prebook one of our special expert talks. Find out more on our Travel Trade and Groups pages.

Share your #CheapsideHoard inspired jewellery with us online and you could win a real amethyst, courtesy of Gemfields!

Box office: 020 7001 9844


Adult £10 (16+, £9 without donation)
Concession (ages 12-15, students, over 60, unwaged and registered disabled) £8 (£7 without donation) 
Flexible family tickets for 3-6 people (must include at least one child and one adult) £7.50 per person (£6.50 per person without donation)
Secondary schools and FE/HE groups FREE when booked in advance
FREE, fast-track entry for Friends of the museum (simply show your membership card)

Last admission to exhibition 4.30pm.

Delve further into The Cheapside Hoard, and meet some of the people involved in the exhibition on our blog, or read curator Hazel Forsyth's book London's Lost Jewels.