Museum to display object of ‘national significance’

PUBLISHED: 13:00 17 January 2018

Weston Museum.

Weston Museum.

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An exhibit of ‘national significance’ will be displayed at Weston Museum later this year.

It has been confirmed the Clevedon torc, which is held in the British Museum’s collection, will arrive in Weston in April.

The ornament was created some time in 150-50 BC and was discovered in Clevedon around 1897.

The South West Heritage Trust has organised the loan for Weston Town Council, which runs the museum.

Sarah Ford, the town council’s financial officer, said: “The torc is a nationally significant artefact.

“Because of the refurbishment and level of security we put in, we can approach national museums for loan objects.

“This is the first one which is coming to us.”

Artwork by Mary Flowers, who worked with children to create the mosaic in the museum, is also likely to be installed in the courtyard in April if the museum receives listed building permissions.

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