Come and meet the scientists and Conservators of the Staffordshire Hoard and learn how you study such an exciting collection. 

You can have a go at being a conservator by cleaning objects and looking under the microscope! Plus, our experts will share all of our latest research.

  • Ellie Blakelock is currently looking at the silver objects to see what alloys they are made from, previous to this she has worked on the gold and has made some amazing discoveries, which she will share. 
  • Peter McElhinney is studying the organic materials which have been used in the construction of the objects and are rarely studied on Anglo-Saxon materials.
  • Giovanna Fregni is studying and putting together the objects that could make up a helmet
  • Kayleigh Fuller will discuss how you clean and conserve the object for the new gallery.

Drop-in between 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. In gallery 28.