Iron Age Galleries

The North Grimston Sword is a particularly fine example of the Celtic metal-worker’s art. Visitors can also wander through a full-size reconstruction of part of an Iron Age settlement, complete with thatched roundhouse and two-horse chariot. The Hasholme Boat which dates back some 2,300 years it a giant oak logboat sank whilst loaded with a cargo of wood and beef.

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Saxons and Viking Gallery

Permanent exhibition

By the fifth century AD German settlers were living in East Yorkshire. Finds from the region also reflect overseas trade, with imported objects ranging from silver coins minted in Frisia to a fine...

Roman Britain Galleries

Permanent exhibition

The focal point of the museum’s Roman galleries is a recreation of the centre of the Roman settlement of Petuaria (Brough). Innovative displays of pottery, glass, oil lamps and brooches are mounted...

Bronze Age Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Bronze Age (2,000- 600 BC) treasures include a spectacular display of exquisitely-crafted pottery beakers and food vessels as well as the magnificent swords, axes and daggers which were the luxury...

Prehistoric Galleries

Permanent exhibition

Galleries featuring objects from the Palaeolithic (250,000- 8,300 BC), Mesolithic (8,300- 4,000 BC) and Neolithic (4,000- 2,000 BC) time periods. Many of the finds displayed in the Prehistoric...

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