What we did
Sorry you missed them - but find out what we did to bring the Hoard home to Herefordshire!
Tim Hoverd, Herefordshire Archaeology Projects Manager, will be giving a talk at Kingsland Church to lift the veil on one of the most captivating local stories of modern times - the discovery of the Herefordshire Hoard.
Lost in the 9th century, the Hoard was rediscovered just outside of Leominster in 2015 and resulted in one of the largest Heritage Crime investigations in recent times, culminating in the successful return of the treasure to Herefordshire.
- 19 October, 7:30pm
- Kingsland Church, HR6 9QW
- Tickets £2.50
- Free tea and coffee
Due to the sell out talk on July 21 there is another opportunity to see -
Treasure Tales and Hidden Hoards
- 10 to 12pm, Tuesday 2 August
- Museum Resource and Learning Centre
- Cost £5.00
- Tickets available from the Black and White House Museum, in person or by calling 01432 260694
In this illustrated lecture, Peter Reavill, Herefordshire Archaeology, one of the principle archaeological investigators on the Herefordshire Hoard, explores the crime and explains why treasure is so important to our county’s story. Refreshments are available at each talk, which last about an hour before the speakers take questions from the audience.
See items from the hoard
Items from the Viking treasure have been brought from the British Museum to be displayed at the Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre (MRLC).
Be among the people in Herefordshire to see up close what all the fuss is about.
As well as the display of items from the hoard, visitors will discover much more about the treasure from hands-on activities and pop-up displays.
Viewing is possible at the MRLC from 10.30-3.30pm on these dates:-
- Wednesday 3 August
Herefordshire Hoard Roadshow
Come along to one of our community events taking place throughout the county from May to July to find out more about the Herefordshire Hoard, a Viking treasure hoard found near Leominster in 2015
Come and meet costumed reenactors who will be on hand to tell you more about life as a Viking, and take part in hands on activities. There will also be a pop up display giving more information about the hoard and how you can help bring it home to Herefordshire.
Talk - Significance of the Herefordshire Hoard
Thank you to all that attended the presentation by Dr. Gareth Williams (pictured- centre), curator of early medieval coins and Viking collections, British Museum, on Wednesday 22 June, at which Gareth discussed the significance of the Herefordshire Hoard. Author of several books on Anglo-Saxon and Viking topics, Gareth is currently working on one on Anglo-Saxon hoards and another on Viking warfare and military organisation. He is an advisor for the new Museum of the Viking Age due to open in Oslo in 2026.
Talk - present day pillaging
Thank you to everyone who attended the talk on present day pillaging by Tim Hoverd at the MLRC, and we look forward to seeing you at the next talk by Dr. Gareth Williams on June 22.
Significance of the Herefordshire Hoard
Presentation by Dr. Gareth Williams, curator of early medieval coins and Viking collections, British Museum. Gareth discusses the significance of the Herefordshire Hoard. Author of several books on Anglo-Saxon and Viking topics, Gareth is currently working on one on Anglo-Saxon hoards and another on Viking warfare and military organisation. He is an advisor for the new Museum of the Viking Age due to open in Oslo in 2026.
Tickets are also available from the Black and White House Museum, in person or by calling 01432 260694
Viking Fun Day - April 10
Photo credit The Hereford Black Crow Vikings
Hereford Rowing club, 10.30am to 3.30pm
A whole range of amazing activities will be taking place!
- Viking camp
- Viking shield & combat practice
- Viking life explored
- Display about the Herefordshire Hoard
- Replica hoard and Viking objects
- Hands-on activities & dressing up
- Metal detecting displays and ‘Have a go at metal detecting’
There will be refreshments available at the bar for the event.
There will be information about the Herefordshire Hoard and how to donate as well as hands-on activities including fun coin stamping and dressing up
We also welcome :
- Discover History - Two historic re-enactors will provide Viking Life interactivity and engagement.
- Hereford Searchers - Displays of metal detected artefacts, coins etc. Have a go at metal detecting - find the coin.
- Bodgit&bandit - Replicas of some of the Herefordshire hoard objects. Replica coin and jewellery making tools.
Put it in your calendar now and join us for an amazing day of Viking fun.
Photo credit BrumVik reenactors