Aldeburgh Museum is launching an amazing and exciting new archaeological display this Spring to coincide with the Easter weekend beginning Friday 15th April. On show will be the famous Bradwell Anglo-Saxon small bronze horse and rider and an Anglo-Saxon bead necklace, also a gold plated late bronze age penannular ring and a medieval quatrefoil brooch found locally. Each will have a story to tell. The exhibits will be available for viewing throughout the summer season.
The museum, in collaboration with the Aldeburgh Local History Society, will be hosting a talk on this amazing bronze horse entitled The Bradwell Mounted Warrior: A New Anglo-Saxon Riddle. The lecture will be by the well-known Angela Care Evans, an expert on Anglo Saxon metalwork and ex curator at the British Museum. It will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday 20th April in the Old Generator Station. Tickets are selling fast, must be prebooked, and are available here https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/adlhs/t-nlpvxa
For our younger visitors, we will be helping them make a replica Anglo-Saxon necklace on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday (April16th and 18th). Also, we will be running a fun activity every day until the end of May to celebrate the launch of the book ‘Super Silly Museums’ written by the very popular children’s author Nick Sharratt. This activity will be available at the desk and will be free with admission. The book will be available to purchase in the museum shop.