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Bronze Age Offerings in the River Trent

Fri 19 Jul 2024 – Sun 5 Jan 2025

University of Nottingham Museum


Opening times

Thursday-Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday

This exhibition brings together items from the University Museum, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries and Derby Museums to document this fascinating practice, throwing light on the Bronze Age of the East Midlands.

Around 3000 years ago, the rich warriors of the East Midlands made offerings in the River Trent, and about 200 of these bronze objects have been recovered from the river, making it one of the biggest such collections in Europe.

The exhibition is curated by Prof Mark Pearce (Professor of Mediterranean Prehistory) and Dr Richard Davis (Honorary Research Fellow) in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at Nottingham University.

Image: Bronze Age artefacts from the University of Nottingham Museum

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