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Lecture, from 15 Aug 2019, free entry

How to Discover a Norse Silver Hoard

How to Discover a Norse Silver Hoard

Detectorists Justin Bell and Daniel Boakes discovered the Beckermet hoard in 2014 a nationally significant collection of Norse silver.


In 2014, they discovered the Beckermet hoard, a nationally significant collection of Norse silver that revealed a new window into Cumbria’s past.
In this session, find out about metal detecting and see some of the pair’s favourite discoveries.

Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a responisble adult.

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Dates Times
Thu 22 Aug 2019 13:30 to 14:30
Tue 27 Aug 2019 13:30 to 14:30
Thu 29 Aug 2019 13:00 to 14:30
These are Drop in sessions where you can chat to Justin and Daniel.


Free entry

Entry to this Drop in session is included with the standard entry price to The Beacon Museum.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.


West Strand,
CA28 7LY


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Map reference: NX 968183  Lat: 54.54938 Long: -3.59698

A595 follow signs for Whitehaven town centre and the brown museum signs. Situated on south of harbour.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitehaven station

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