Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery

Challenge your pupils to think like archaeologists – and unearth the mystery of the largest ever Bronze Age hoard discovered in London – in our major exhibition. Open 3 April 2020 to 1 November 2020.
What can these objects tell us?

Objects from the Havering Hoard

What can these treasures tell us?

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Plan a school visit to our latest exhibition

Give your pupils a unique opportunity to see a real prehistoric hoard up close in this exciting and significant exhibition.

Whether you are teaching your Prehistory topic in Autumn term, and would like a planning visit, or if you would like to deepen the existing understanding of your current Year 3 in Summer Term, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Who buried the hoard? Why did they do it? What does this amazing find tell us about Bronze Age life? Use evidence and clues to attempt to answer these questions as we peel back thousands of years of history. Experience immersive installations, cutting-edge technology and a good old-fashioned archaeological dig, which will bring over 450 bronze tools, weapons and other objects to life for your students.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery page.

How was it made? And why was it buried with so many others?

Bronze Age axe head

How was it made? And why was it buried with so many others?

Book an interactive session

Give your pupils a unique opportunity to get up close with the past in our free KS2 session A Bronze Age mystery uncovered.

Through interactive, hands-on activities, pupils will learn about the role of an archaeologist, the significance of historical finds, and what can be gained from wondering without always knowing the answer!

In addition to a 60-minute session this includes a 45-minute self-directed visit to the exhibition. To book, please call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844.

Book a self-led visit

To book a self-led visit, please fill in our self-directed booking form and select Havering Hoard on the ‘Gallery Resources’ section of the form (on page 4).

Make a planning visit

We highly recommend making a planning visit before bringing your students to the exhibition. The exhibition is free to visit and is open from 3 April to 1 November every day, 10am-6pm. There is no need to book a planning visit.

Join the live stream

Give your pupils a taste of our exhibition from the comfort of your own classroom in A Bronze Age mystery uncovered - a live stream. See the objects and ask your questions about them – and Bronze Age life – to one of our archaeology experts.

Simply fill in this quick form to express interest in joining.

Helpful resources

Help with costs

Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about bringing a school group to the exhibition, please contact [email protected]