This hoard contained 373 intact or broken bronze axes, and 404 fragments of bronze. It is one of the largest hoards found in Britain. The axes had high levels of tin, which would have made them brittle, so they were probably never meant to be used.
Friday 22 September 2023, The Victorian Hall will also be closed all day for a private function. The Fine Foundation Dorset Story Space, next the the Thomas Hardy's Dorset Gallery will also be closed for an hour around Midday.