17 September 2012 - Coin Hoard Blog - Jersey Heritage

We've just had an absolutely mad weekend showing the hoard to the public. We thought the people of Jersey deserved a look at it while it was still a single block so we arranged a three day show at Jersey Museum


We've just had an absolutely mad weekend showing the hoard to the public.  We thought the people of Jersey deserved a look at it while it was still a single block so we arranged a three day show at Jersey Museum.  We displayed the hoard out in the open in our museum concourse and always had a member of staff next to it at all times, frequently spraying it with water to keep it damp.  For security reasons we didn't advertise the event until a couple of days before but the response was amazing.   I've never seen a queue outside the building waiting for opening time before and from then till closing time it stayed solid. We  gave a talk with video and still images every couple of hours and the museum theatre was packed for all of them.  I did this with Olga Finch, our curator of archaeology and Reg Meade and Richard Miles, the hoard's finders, and in the end we had over three thousand people come to see it.  We heard about so many people who missed it that we may repeat the show again before Christmas.