Without your help we wouldn’t have been able to acquire the Staffordshire Hoard. In 2009 you helped us raise £3.3 million with £900,000 being public donations. Now we need your help again.

We are delighted that 81 more pieces of the Staffordshire Hoard have been found by archaeologists when working on the site after the field in Hammerwich was ploughed in November 2012.  The Treasures Valuation Committee have valued the collection at £57,395 which we need to raise by August 2013. We need your donations to help us meet our target. 

As a collective, Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham City Council and Stoke on Trent City Council are determined to acquire these additional items to ensure the Hoard remains together as one collection in the region.

The Staffordshire Hoard is a national treasure, it is the largest gold Anglo-Saxon hoard ever found. It sheds light on the Dark Ages which is critical for learning about the history of the Anglo-Saxons. It is key to Mercia’s heritage. The Staffordshire Hoard also creates great interest from afar which boosts the region’s tourist economy. 

We need your help more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

If more is raised than is needed for the acquisition of the Hoard or if the campaign is unsuccessful we would like all donations to go towards the development of the Staffordshire Hoard Gallery and the conservation work that is taking place on the current Hoard items. If you would prefer your donation to be returned please indicate this in writing. 

Updates 1

Less than a week after the fundraising campaign was launched, the newly-found artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard have been saved for the nation thanks to the generosity of the jewellers Wartski. For further information please visit

08/05/13 09:32

Raising money for

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Development Trust

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Development Trust

Charity Registration No. 701785

The BMAG Development Trust supports the work of Birmingham Museums Trust, which displays, cares for and researches an outstanding collection of art, history, heritage and science. If you are donating towards a particular appeal fund (e.g. Staffordshire Hoard) please write a note to let us know.

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Donations 5

Donation by Jennifer Autin on 01/05/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with the campaign!

Donation by Theo Charles on 01/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck raising the rest of the money needed for the hoard, hope you make it!

Donation by Clare on 01/05/13

This is such a worthy endeavor. Thank you for your dedication and hard work so far. Good luck raising the rest of the funds. Cheers!

Donation by Jeff Colwell on 01/05/13


Donation by Joan Macqueen on 01/05/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£124.27
  • Offline donations£57,395.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£57,519.27
  • Gift Aid£15.00

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