Archaeological treasure is coming to Welshpool

18 October 2022

Archaeological treasure

A north Powys museum will be holding an event later this month to celebrate the arrival of new treasure acquisitions, the county council has said.

As part of the Welsh Museums festival, Y Lanfa, Powysland Museum will be hosting “An evening at Powysland Museum” on Tuesday 25 October, from 6-7pm.

The purpose of the event will be to officially unveil a new collection of archaeological treasure acquisitions, made up of,

  • A Medieval silver annular brooch, found in Llandyssil.
  • A gold Memento Mori ring from 1711, found in Caersws.
  • Five Tudor silver coins, discovered in Churchstoke.
  • Three gold coins, discovered in Trefeglwys. Dating back to James I and Charles I.

The treasure was purchased thanks to funding from the Saving Treasures, Telling Stories grant through the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, and the Art Fund.

Cllr David Selby, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said: “It’s fantastic to see the museum with new items on display, especially when the items are so local and with such historical value.

“Thank you to the organisations that have supported the purchase of these treasures, which has allowed us to put it on display for all to see and value.

“I would like to encourage all residents of Welshpool, and further afield, to come along and join us for this event. It will no doubt be a very enjoyable and informative evening.”

Tickets for this event are free but booking is required. To book your place, please email [email protected] or call 01938 553001