Gathering light: a Bronze Age golden sun

Saturday 25 February – Saturday 3 June 2023
10am-4pm, Art Gallery
Free/No booking required

The Shropshire sun pendant, a gold bulla over 3000 years old, is one of the most significant pieces of Bronze Age metalwork ever discovered in Britain. This British Museum’s Spotlight Loan reveals the importance of the sun to the lives of our Bronze Age ancestors.

Accompanying the sun pendant are other spectacular Bronze Age gold artefacts, from a gold lunula discovered in an Irish bog to a hoard of Cornish gold torcs and rings. The exhibition will also feature Bronze Age objects from the North East.

Gathering light is generously supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe. With additional funding from The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust for accompanying activities.

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