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The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels Exhibition 2013

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Discovery the mystery
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels

This October, the Museum of London opens a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th Century jewels and gems was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London, and is displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century.

Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of craftsmanship and conspicuous consumption, at the crossroads of the Old and New Worlds. It will also explore the mysteries that remain, lost among the cataclysmic events of the mid-17th century: who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels is part of the Museum of London's jewellery season, running alongside it are two free, yes FREE exhibitions.

Tomfoolery - 8 October 2013 – 16 March 2014

From gold chains to signet rings, male 'bling' and their wearers will be represented in a new photography display at the Museum of London. The critically acclaimed portrait photographer Ross Trevail has been especially commissioned to photograph men with their jewellery. The seven black and white photographs capture different male subjects, all of whom express their style in jewellery in different ways.

Made in London: Jewellery Now - 21 November 2013 - 27 April 2014

London serves as a training ground, workshop, market place and inspiration to a large number of jewellery makers. Made in London: Jewellery Now explores the creations and unique vision of the most talented designers based in the capital today. Co-curated by Agata Belcen, Fashion Editor at AnOther Magazine.

Ticket information:
Adult £10 (16 , £9 without donation)
Concession (ages 12-15, students, over 60, unwaged and registered disabled) £8 (£7 without donation) 
Flexible family tickets for 3-6 people (must include at least one child and one adult) £7.50 per person (£6.50 per person without donation)
Secondary schools and FE/HE groups FREE when booked in advance
FREE, fast-track entry for friends of the museum (just show your membership card)

Groups of 10 or more people receive a 20% discount on exhibition entry (full-price adult tickets only) and can also prebook any of the special expert talks. Find out more here.

All images courtesy of Museum of London website.
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