Lancashire in 70 Objects: The Cuerdale Hoard
Discover the Cuerdale Viking Hoard
In 1840 a vast hoard of Viking silver was found at Cuerdale near Preston, buried more than 1,100 years ago. The Harris Museum is celebrating this remarkable story for Lancashire Life's 70th anniversary project 'A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects'.
The Cuerdale Hoard was buried when the Ribble Valley was the main route between Viking York and the Irish Sea. The 7,500 coins and 1,000 bits of silver jewellery were discovered by workmen in 1840. This exciting find was chosen as a popular entry to the History of Lancashire exhibition.
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.