The Archaeology Room

Bamburgh's incredibly rich and varied past makes this one of the most important Anglo-Saxon archaeological sites in the world. Experts from across the globe come to Bamburgh to unearth its secrets and piece together history. Here is the site of the Bamburgh Research Projects annual excavations started by Dr Brian Hope Taylor in 1959. During the summer months you can watch archaeologists as they uncover Bamburgh's exciting past.

Rated as one of the top seven Anglo-Saxon archaeological sites in the world, Bamburgh has an outstanding collection of archaeological finds. These include the Anglo-Saxon pattern-welded sword, believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, which was originally excavated at Bamburgh in 1960. The Bamburgh Beast, a piece of gold with a zoomorphological, was also excavated here in 1971 and now forms the basis for our logo.

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