The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels
Museum of London
11 October 2013 – 27 April 2014
Sponsored by Fabergé, Gemfields and Coutts, with support from the Blavatnik Family Foundation
This October, the Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.
Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of craftsmanship and conspicuous consumption, at the crossroads of the Old and New Worlds. It will also explore the mysteries that remain, lost among the cataclysmic events of the mid-17th century: who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
*Please note: Under 12 years of age are free but do require a ticket. Recommended for ages 11+.
Book your Museum of London tickets to see THE CHEAPSIDE HOARD: LONDON'S LOST JEWELS today!
Recommended for ages 11+. Children under 12 years of age are free but do require a ticket. Please select the 'General Admission - Child' ticket for children under 12 when making your purchase.