Anglo-Saxons Display

The Museum is closed until 1 September due to COVID-19 restrictions

 

Dates

Permanent

Visitor information

The Museum is closed until 1 September due to COVID-19 restrictions

Times

During museum opening hours


Location

Ground floor


Price

Donations welcome (free entry). Drop in, no booking required.


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About

The Museum is closed until 1 September due to COVID-19 restrictions

After the Romans left Britain in 410 AD, the island was invaded by Germanic tribes, including the Angles and Saxons. Britain split into lots of small, warring kingdoms. 

One of the most successful was Northumbria, which soon became a powerful Christian kingdom and a famous centre of learning.

Here you can see a great selection of precious objects from Northumbria’s glorious past.