What's on in May
Viking Gallery Open
In Easter 2011 a locally-based metal detectorist made a very
unexpected find: Viking
It is the first time that a significant amount
of valuable Viking booty has been recovered from the Furness soil
that indisputably links the area with the Norse mariners, and local
history stands to be re-written as a result.
The 92 silver coins and artefacts – among them ingots and
one near-complete silver bracelet – have been examined by the
British Museum. It is thought that the silver was put into
the ground sometime around 955 AD when the Viking invaders had
established footholds in the north of England.
29th March - 26th June
John Duffin was born and raised in Barrow.
This exhibition highlights his rare ability to
be able to depict a place in just the right light, time of day or
mood to capture its essence.
30th May - Wordsworth
The Dock museum welcomes
Community Outreach Officer, Stephen Miller
to talk about the fascinating life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the
inspirational sister of William
Wordsworth. Looking at her letters, diaries and poetry the talk
will reveal the events of her life through her own words. The talk
also coincides with the current special exhibition at the
Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, the first exhibition ever to honour
Dorothy Wordsworth on her own.
Wednesday to Sunday
11am - 4pm
Last admission to the museum