Our summer exhibition will showcase the Kimbolton Coin Hoard of Iron Age coins found at Kimbolton in 2010. Buried in the ground for 2,000 years our exhibition will uncover the story of their burial with information and hands-on activities for families and children.
On display for the first time in St Neots will be items found during the archaeological excavations at Loves Farm, St Neots including offerings made close to a probable Romano-British shrine on the site, as well as items from a Romano-British site in Eynesbury, St Neots and a spectacular Iron Age stone head from Godmanchester.
The exhibition will include information about the Iron Age including; everyday life, local tribes, religion and the Roman invasion in 43AD.
Hands-on activities include excavate hidden treasures in our sand tray, add a leaf to our oak tree, discover the importance of mistletoe to the Druids and make an offering in our well.
Our summer family activities are all themed around the exhibition and at our Heritage Open Day event on Saturday 9 September visitors will be able to discover Roman weapons, dress as a Roman and taste Roman food.
A booklet linked to the exhibition will be available and the Curator will give a talk about the coin hoard at the Museum on Wednesday 6 September at 2.30pm.
The exhibition has been supported by the Goodliff Fund of the Huntingdonshire Local History Society.