We caught the opening day of the Exhibit on 10/29. It is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Found by a metal detecting enthusiast in Staffordshire, England, the collection on display is the best of the 3,500 items found.
The National Geographic facility has several exhibits at any one time that are free. The special exhibits such as this charge a fee. This was $8.00 per adult. Very nice selection of items, many parts of swords, helmets, saddle parts etc. All solid gold, many with precious and semi precious stone inlays, cloisonne, and appliques.
The exhibit has hands on displays with state of the art touch screens. There is a movie, clothing of the period, short videos on the restoration of the pieces, etc. Interesting, and truly jaw dropping. Highly recommend. The free exhibits were outstanding too.
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