Thursday 12 September 2013

The Cheapside Hoard @ The Museum of London * 11 October2013 - 27 April 2014

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 Elizabethan and Jacobean 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 16th and 17th 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? This is a very exciting exhibition and I can't wait to visit. For more details, click here.


  1. Just to let you know....the link is not working

  2. What beautiful jewels...and an interesting mystery.

    (I was not able to use your link. Is the exhibit at The Museum of London?)

    I would love to see the exhibit.

  3. I am so sorry this link was broken - it is now working. yes, indeed, the exhibition is at the Museum of London.