The Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

National Museum of Scotland

Bringing together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, the internationally significant Galloway Hoard is transforming our understanding of Scotland’s connections with the wider world during this period.  

The Hoard was buried around AD 900 and contains over 100 diverse objects, from silver, gold and jewelled treasures to rarely surviving textiles, including wool, linen and Scotland’s earliest examples of silk. 

Discovered by a metal detectorist in Dumfries and Galloway in 2014, the Hoard was allocated to National Museums Scotland in 2017, when a selection of items went on display as part of a fundraising campaign to save it for the nation. With generous public support, an intensive programme of conservation and research is now underway, uncovering the secrets of the Hoard for the very first time. 

In this free exhibition, see recently cleaned and conserved objects from the Hoard, revealing intricate decoration not seen since the objects’ burial more than 1,000 years ago. Then delve deeper and examine hidden details found in X-rays, CT scans and 3D models. Discover what innovative research and analysis have already revealed about the Hoard, and explore what future work might yet uncover about this unparalleled Viking-age find. 

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The Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

Venue

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

0300 123 6789

info@nms.ac.uk

www.nms.ac.uk/scotland

Opening times

29 May – 12 September

Daily

10am – 4:30pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand

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