Harborough Museum is closed until 2014 for refurbishment
What is the Treasure?
In 2000 metal detectorist, Ken Wallace, and other volunteers from the Hallaton Fieldwork Group came across some Roman pottery in a field outside their village in Southeast Leicestershire.
Along with the Hallaton Fieldwork group, The University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) began excavating what turned out to be one of the most important Iron Age sites in Britain. They discovered over five thousand silver and gold coins, the remains of an ornately decorated Roman silver-gilt helmet and some mysterious silver finds.
The Treasure was found near the village of Hallaton in south east Leicestershire in what was once an Iron Age shrine.
Ken Wallace and Members of the Hallaton Fieldwork Group
© University of Leicester Archaeological Services
Where is the Treasure?
Explore the world of the ancient Britons in the new Hallaton Treasure Gallery at Harborough Museum through illustrated displays, computer interactives and film footage.
We are able to cater for groups wishing to visit the museum, contact us to find out how to arrange a visit!
There is also a Hallaton Treasure Travelling Exhibition, a Moving Objects display and an exhibiton at Hallaton Museum.
Page Last Updated: 9 December 2013