Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Bronze Age Offerings in the River Trent

Friday 19 July - Sunday 05 January, Various times
University of Nottingham Museum


Open Thursday-Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday
Free admission

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. This temporary 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.

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