The history of money can be traced back over 4,000 years. During this time,currency has taken many different forms, including things we use as money today like coins or banknotes, to objects we might not consider to be money like shells, animals, or other natural resources. The earliest coins were made from electrum, an alloy […]

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The name ‘Viking’ comes from a language called ‘Old Norse’ and means ‘a pirate raid’. Vikings traveled all over the world in their big ships and discovered lots of new things on their travels! Some Vikings were bloodthirsty warriors and voyaged to new lands to fight but others came peacefully, to settle. They were skilled […]

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This Friday, the 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It was on this day in 1945 that, after 6 long years of war, Winston Churchill declared Victory in Europe! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, celebrates have been postponed, but we hope this weeks #MuseumFromHome will give you some fun […]

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