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Havering Hoard artwork

Our major exhibition Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery is now open

Book your free timed ticket to the museum to visit

The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London has been unearthed in Havering. This significant find is the focal point of our major new exhibition, Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery.

Weapons including axe heads, spearheads, fragments of swords, daggers and knives, alongside some other unusual objects rarely found in the UK, make up a total of 453 bronze objects dating between c.900 and c.800 BC that will be on display as part of the exhibition.

This intriguing discovery raises numerous questions about not just the objects themselves but about the people who buried them. Could this treasure have been a religious offering? Were they hoping to recycle the metal or control access to the material? Was it a rejection of bronze tools as iron technology emerged?

Now it's your chance to share in the mystery of the hoard and discover what life was like during the Bronze Age, when the land where London now exists was a very different place.

With thanks to Historic England, Archaeological Solutions Ltd and Havering Museum for their support.

Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery is a free exhibition but requires a free timed entry ticket to the museum to be booked in advance. Please note, tickets are available 6 weeks in advance, with more dates being released weekly.

Exhibition
For: Everyone
All ages
Entry: Free entry with a general admission ticket to the museum
BOOK NOW

Gallery access

Ellmers Gallery

11.30am - 3.30pm (Mon-Fri) & 10am-6pm (Sat & Sun)

Accessible via ramp

Gallery on the ground floor