The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London

Event location:
Museum of London, London Wall
When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 11th Oct 2013 to
Sun 27th Apr 2014

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Where:Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Open daily 10:00 - 18:00
Admission:Adult £10
Concession/child £8
Picture of The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels

About the event

A major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard at the Museum of London. 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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