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Lindisfarne: stones that tell a story

24 February 2023

English Heritage

The remains of the Norman priory built in 1150 on the site of the earlier monastery. See gallery for more images

The remains of the Norman priory built in 1150 on the site of the earlier monastery. See gallery for more images

A NEWLY organised display in the museum at Lindisfarne, on the Northumbrian coast, showcases many of the objects found in and around the site of the 12th-century priory built on the site of the shrine of St Cuthbert (d. 687), some for the first time. English Heritage’s North Collections Curator, Susan Harrison, says: “Lindisfarne was and has remained a site of huge international significance, not only in its influences on the practices of Christianity in England, but also as the site of the first significant attack by Viking pirates in Western Europe. The wealth of artefacts we have now been able to put on display in the museum is truly astounding.”

Details can be found at www.english-heritage.org.uk. Visits to Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, involve crossing a causeway and depend on the tides.

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