Barrowed Time

Welcome to the Virtual Museum for the Barrowed Time project

In 2016, DigVentures was investigating the Morecambe Hoard – one of the only major Bronze Age burial sites to be discovered in North West England in recent years. And then along came another incredible Bronze Age discovery…

A pair of metal detectorists were given permission to survey some farmland just a few miles from where DigVentures was already investigating the Morecambe Hoard. Bronze Age discoveries are few and far between in the area, but as luck would have it, they found another, ever more spectacular hoard – the Lancaster Hoard.They immediately contacted the Portable Antiquities Scheme (an initiative lead by the British Museum to encourage self-reporting of archaeological finds in England and Wales), who then invited DigVentures to carry out an emergency excavation and investigate the findspot. The excavation revealed that the Lancaster Hoard findspot was also part of a Bronze Age monument called a ‘burnt mound’.