Local Treasures:

The British Museum
Comes to Kettering!

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    The Desborough Mirror © The Trustees of the British Museum
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    The Desborough Necklace © The Trustees of the British Museum

Local Treasures

A 1,500 year old gold necklace, a mysterious mirror and a quirky Roman hockey player are returning home to Northamptonshire for the first time in nearly 100 years. On loan from the British Museum, these world-class objects, which were originally found in the Borough of Kettering, will be on display alongside other local treasures from the area.

See these amazing objects at Kettering’s Manor House Museum from Saturday 22nd September to Saturday 12th January 2019.

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Find out more about Kettering’s Manor House Museum & Alfred East Art Gallery

Come along and join us
at these free events:
 

Additional Local Treasures Events 

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Special Sunday Opening
Manor House Museum
Sunday 7th October 10am – 4pm

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition.

Lunchtime talk:
Treasure in Northamptonshire
By Eleanore Cox
Alfred East Art Gallery
Friday 19th October, 1pm -2pm

Eleanore will talk about the amazing objects which have been discovered in the County. There will be a chance to handle artefacts and ask questions about treasure.

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Family Fun Week
Manor House Museum
Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th October

Free treasure and archaeological fun for all the family. More information will be available nearer the time.

Special Evening Opening
Manor House Museum
Tuesday 6th November, 5pm – 8.30pm

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition. There will also be a talk by local archaeology expert Steve Sharpe.

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Meet an Archaeologist
Manor House Museum
Saturday 17th November, 11am – 3pm

Meet real life archaeologists, find out what really happens on a dig, and find out the answers to all your archaeology questions.

Special Sunday Opening
Manor House Museum
Sunday 25th November, 10am – 4pm

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition.

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Opening Times:

Tuesday – Saturday
10.00am – 4.45pm
(Last Admission 4.30pm)