Archaeology

The archaeology of Melton helps us understand the past from pre-historic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking ages.

Archaeology

Interactive online archaeology experience

In 2019 Melton Museum launched some brand-new archaeology displays, featuring new objects. These displays include a Bronze Age Sword, Roman jewellery and Medieval Pilgrim's flasks, among many other things.

You can view high-quality images and read about all of our archaeology on our website, by visiting Our Displays. View objects by era or type, such as Stone Age pottery or Viking tools and weapons.

Figurine of the god Mercury with winged helmet and boots, winged staff ('caduceus'), cape and flask. Mercury was the Roman god of shopkeepers, merchants, travellers, communication, thieves and tricksters.