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Ad Gefrin

25th September 2010 - 3rd January 2011

This exhibition revealed the history of the fascinating site of Ad Gefrin in Northumberland and the people who came for religious ceremonies, to live and to bury their dead and to meet their rulers.

For over 5000 years people have been drawn to the prominent plateau of sand and gravel lying between the foot of the largest hillfort in Northumberland, Yeavering Bell, and the River Glen. They came for religious ceremonies, to live and bury their dead and to meet their rulers. 

In 2009, through the generosity of English Heritage, Northumberland National Park and Northumberland County Council, the Gefrin Trust was able to mount a small travelling exhibition at museums within the region.The exhibition celebrated the recent work that the Trust had been undertaking on such aspects of the site as aerial photography and geophysical prospection, together with many of the finds from the site that have recently been ‘rediscovered’.

This was produced in partnership with: Woodhorn Museum, English Heritage, Northumberland National Park, Northumberland County Council and the Gefrin Trust