Bronze Age boost for town museum

First published in Milford Mercury news

Milford Museum has been given a cash boost to develop its Bronze Age ‘prehistory’ gallery.

The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales has awarded the museum £1,800 to develop its prehistory gallery – which will show visitors what life in the Bronze Age would have looked like.

Central to the display will be the wooden Bronze Age ‘cooking trough’ - unearthed at nearby Lower Tierson Farm in 2006 – which was formally handed over to the museum earlier this year.

In early 2014, the Museum was given a grant by Cymal, the Welsh Museums and Libraries organisation, so the museum could develop a special gallery with the equipment needed to preserve and maintain the artefact.

Over the past months is has employed a number of local firms to install the equipment which would improve the gallery, fitting environmental monitors, alarms, CCTV and lighting.

With the physical safety of the artefact secured, the museum is now setting about the task of explaining to its visitors how the trough might have been used in daily life 3,000 years ago.

The Federation Grant will enable it to commission an archaeological expert to create such a tableau.

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