The East Cambridgeshire Gold Torc has now been on display at Ely Museum for a full year as of the 8th October!
In the spring of 2017 we began the task of raising the £220’000 we needed to purchase the torc, and public fundraising beginning that summer. It would not have been possible to acquire this amazing piece without the generous grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Arts Council England, the Art Fund, the Headley Trust, the Museums Association and many other generous individual donations. The torc then went on public display in October 2017
The Torc has had an exciting year, with features on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC News: East of England & ITV Anglia! It’s featured in countless newspaper articles, and was even named by The Portable Antiquities Scheme as the UK’s best find of 2017! You can read that article on the BBC website here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42079561
The Torc also featured alongside Ray Mears & Woodlore Limited on the BBC’s landmark Civilisations series in the spring! During the ‘The Treasures of the Bronze Age with Ray Mears’ episode, the torc featured amongst other brilliant Bronze Age treasures such as Flag Fen and Sea Henge! You can read our post about the program here: goo.gl/LuvxWF
Have you been to see the Torc in person yet? It is absolutely beautiful in person!
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