The Abbey and the Antiquaries: Discovering the Abbey of St Edmund

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16th September 7:00pm
Event Finishes
16th September 9:00pm

About this event

Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations and the Museum's The Abbey of St Edmund: Artisan and Pilgrimage Exhibition.

From depictions of the ruins of the abbey to the excavation of the grave of Abbot Samson, this lecture examines the ways in which antiquaries and archaeologists have approached the study of the abbey since the Dissolution, and reveals what recent archaeological fieldwork has told us about the development of the monastic site.

Dr Richard Hoggett is a freelance heritage consultant, writer and lecturer, with an academic background in Anglo-Saxon and medieval monasticism. In 2018, he completed a detailed Heritage Assessment of the former abbey site, which has informed the ongoing work of the Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership.

Subsidised Tickets thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and West Suffolk Council. All monies taken go toward the conservation of the museum’s collection and/or new acquisitions.

Starts: 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Tickets: Adult £5, Full Time Student £4

Booking: Essential - use the Book Tickets link above or call 01284 758000

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