Free glimpse at city treasues
PUBLISHED: 13:12 29 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:24 10 June 2010
Tuesday, July 29 - City centre visitors will be able to enjoy a free exhibition of the city's treasures in Exeter's historic Guildhall during August.
City centre visitors will be able to enjoy a free exhibition of the city's treasures in Exeter's historic Guildhall during August.
An intriguing array of objects linked to the city will be on display including Roman gold coins, medieval puzzle jugs and 17th century tennis balls.
The exhibition will combine highlights from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum's collections with a chance to see Exeter city regalia housed at the Guildhall.
Highlights from the museum include a silver cup made by an Exeter master silversmith, a mosaic fragment from one of the oldest Roman buildings in Britain and a portrait by Thomas Gainsborough.
City regalia will include the Cap of Maintenance and Ceremonial Sword dating back to the 15th century.
Treasures of Exeter can be seen between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday from August 1-30 (except bank holidays). Informal talks, also free, will be held from 1 to 1.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the exhibition.