The Friends of Leeds City Museums and the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society are joining forces today to help save this unique and amazing treasure for the city of Leeds.
The story so far
Discovered by a metal detectorist, the West Yorkshire Hoard is made up of seven objects, six of these being items of exquisite gold jewellery dating from 7th to 11th centuries. Find out more about the Hoard.
Why do we need to raise the money so quickly?
Leeds Museums and Galleries have been offered first refusal to purchase the Hoard as the local museum service. If we fail to help them raise the sum of £171,310 that the Hoard has been valued at, they will be sold at auction and lost to our region and most likely, from the public sphere altogether.
Can you help us in our campaign to raise the additional funds needed to purchase the hoard by donating too?