The British Museum

The city was the main administrative and judicial centre for the north of England and was an important focus for international trade. It is against this background that the rich variety of objects from the Yorkshire Museum in York should be seen, on display in
London for a limited time only while the Yorkshire Museum is
closed for redevelopment.

The display features swords, jewellery and coins from the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods. Highlight objects include the beautiful Middleham Jewel, the York Helmet, the remarkable Gilling Sword, and the magnificent Vale of York Hoard.

A showcase for how the British Museum and the Yorkshire Museum work together in different ways, the display features objects which were conserved and researched at the British Museum. The two museums also recently jointly acquired the Vale of York Hoard.