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Museum to keep Bronze Age hoard
Gold hoard
The hoard will go on permanent display in September
A rare hoard of Bronze Age gold is to remain in the Cotswolds after a successful 20,000 campaign.

The Going For Gold appeal was launched last October by the Cotswold District Council-owned museum.

Public donations of 3,000 rolled in enabling the museum to secure 17,000 in grants from various funding bodies.

The Bronze Age hoard, unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast on land near Poulton in 2004, will be collected from the British Museum early in February.

Permanent display

It will then undergo conservation, before going on temporary display at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, this spring.

In September, it will go on permanent display in the museum's prehistory gallery in a new case, which is being specially made.

"We'd like to thank everyone who donated money and hope they will come to see the hoard in its new home," said the curator of museums, John Paddock.

"It is very exciting to know that this important find will be coming to the Corinium Museum soon."




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