COLLECTIONS

The museum houses a unique collection of carved stonework which ranges from the Saxon to the late medieval period. This includes a rare statue of the St Gregory Mass (currently undergoing conservation), and several elements of a finely carved altar reredos. The carved head of a queen discovered in the 2019 excavations is on display.

We also have an extensive collection of medieval floor tiles, featuring a wide range of designs featuring animals, family coats of arms and floral designs.

Recently we have worked on a collection of about 3,000 pieces of medieval glass, the best pieces of which are now on display. Other objects include metalwork, domestic pottery and personal items such as a Kimmeridge jet rosary bead excavated as part of the SAVED project in 2019.

Researchers are welcome to contact the museum for special access to study the collections.