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A poster for 'The Solway Hoard' exhibition. The poster reads "Journey forward in time to the year 3023 when a hoard of rare and valuable plastic objects has been discovered. Visit the exhibition and discover the fascinating stories behind these extraordinary treasures and explore the many possible futures of plastic. 2 Oct - 11 Dec 2023. The Devil's Porridge Museum. Admission Charges Apply."

The Solway Hoard

By Current Exhibition

The Solway Hoard exhibition will be at The Devil’s Porridge Museum from 2nd October 2023 to 11th December 2023.

Visit the Solway Hoard exhibition and see remarkable treasures from a world set in the year 3023. Marine engineers have uncovered a hoard of plastic artefacts while working in the Solway, and archaeologists have pieced together the stories that explain their origins and help us understand key moments over 1,000 years of history.

The Solway Hoard contains objects that date from the Plastic Age between 1950 and 2050. It reveals an imagined future where plastic is no longer just a cheap and disposable substance that pollutes the marine environment but has new uses and values. The exhibition is inspired by The Galloway Hoard, the collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects discovered in south west Scotland.

This new exhibition is a compelling journey into the many possible futures of plastic and is curated by Solway Firth Partnership together with Museums of the FutureNow.

The Solway Hoard exhibition is part of the Positive Action for a Cleaner Solway project, supported by The Marine Fund Scotland.

Find out more about the Museums for FutureNow and the Soloway Hoard here>

A compelling sculpture made by Gail McGregor is on display as part of this exhibition, which is made out of natural and re-claimed plastic materials.

You also be able to see some information about the workshops that The Devil’s Porridge Museum has been running as part of our climate change project. With thanks to our funders Museums Galleries Scotland for their generous support of this project.

Admission charges apply.


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