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Anglo-Saxons in the North East: A Pop-Up Museum!

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St Hildas Church

Hartlepool

TS24 0JB

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Hartlepool is getting its very own Pop-up Museum, and it's FULL of Anglo-Saxon artefacts!

A collection of rare Anglo-Saxon stone sculptures, which are unique to the North East of England, are going on display in Hartlepool for the very first time.

The sculptures will be displayed alongside other artefacts, which together tell the story of the Anglo-Saxons who lived on Lindisfarne, and were famously the first community in Britain to be attacked by the Vikings in AD 793.

Over the last few years, archaeolosists have made some extraordinary, and sometimes unexpected, discoveries that give an insight into their lives.

Stars of the exhibition include a rare collection of 'namestones' - commemorative carvings that bear the names of Anglo-Saxons who lived through the height of the Viking raids.

The exhibition also includes additional Virtual Displays, and opportunities to view some of the artefacts with AR - great for technology-loving kids!

It's all part of Etched in Stone, a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to collect and curate a Virtual Museum of all the Anglo-Saxon namestones discovered in the North East.

Come for a visit and encounter stone sculptures, namestones, and other recently discovered artefacts - as well as a chance to meet the archaeologists who found them.

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Alongside the exhibition, we're also running a FREE workshop showing people how to make digital 3D models of the artefacts on display. Find out more.

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