Category Archives: Museum

Austria’s crown jewels offer a unique insight into medieval Europe

Austria Imperial crown jewels medieval

The octagonal crown fashioned from pure gold is studded with 144 precious stones and just as many pearls yet it is a priceless artifact for other reasons. The crown almost certainly once graced the head of the first German emperor Otto I more than 1,000 years ago. For hundreds of years it has been one…

Rare Medieval Treasure Goes on Display at Epping Forest District Museum

A recently acquired rare medieval mount has gone on display at Epping Forest District Museum, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL. The mount was the subject of a Coroners inquest reported in the press in August 2010. The late-medieval silver-gilt crucifix was discovered in February 2009, by local metal detectorist, Craig Carter while searching in…

£1m for upgrades at Wales’ most popular museum

Wales’ most popular visitor attraction has been given £1m in new funding to carry out essential maintenance and crucial modernisation. The money from the assembly government will help the St Fagans: National History Museum near Cardiff lay the foundations for a larger planned redevelopment. Upgrading electrical and water capacity will be among the works carried…

Medieval open-air museum opens in Szigethalom

An open-air museum showcasing artifacts from medieval times opened in Szigethalom, a town 24 kilometers from Budapest, on July 14. According to mult-kor.hu, the opening of the permanent exhibition is the first step towards turning a 32-hectare former barracks area into a medieval village. Emese Park (European Medieval Settlement) is operated by the Őskultúra Alapítvány,…