New Project: The West Yorkshire Hoard

Back in September 2008 a metal detectorist working alone in a field just outside Leeds made a unique and exciting discovery – a small hoard of jewellery and precious items dating way back to between the 7th and 11th centuries and yet excellent condition.


Now housed in the Leeds City Museum, these pieces have been named as one of the most important archaeological finds of the past 20 years. Despite their exceptional condition, of course, they are far too valuable and delicate to withstand handling by the public but wouldn’t it be fantastic to get an up-close look at these items?

Our answer to that is to use 3D modelling to allow visitors the closest look into the fine detail and decoration of these special exhibits. Keep an eye on our blog for a sneak preview.