One of the country’s most celebrated archeological finds of recent times has been unveiled at its new home.
Around 40 guests witnessed the official opening of Mildenhall Museum’s redevelopment project on Tuesday, which features the Lakenheath Warrior, an Anglo Saxon skelton and horse, thought to date back to 500AD.
Carrying out the opening duty honours at the King Street building was the museum’s patron Lord Iveagh.
“This project has been a long time in coming and we have finally achieved our ambition,” said Stephanie Palmer, chairman of the museum.
“It gives us the opportunity to display so many more things compared to before.
“We are very pleased with the outcome as years of hard work have gone in to this.”
Aside from the Lakenheath Warrior, the new redevelopment has seen other new exhibitions put up including one displaying Second World War clothing.
Funding for the project, which cost more than £1 million, has come from various bodies including Forest Heath District Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Mildenhall Parish Council.