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New items on display at Isle of Wight museum

Tue 11 May 2010

New items on display at Isle of Wight museum

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays this summer will be able to view new items at a museum on the island.

The Isle of Wight Council's Museum of Island History is now showcasing recent archaeological finds.

According to the council, among the new items are some that have been donated by Isle of Wight residents.

It stated that some of these items are "very rare" and "have a very important historical value".

The council explained that one of its recent acquisitions is a silver brooch which dates from the 13th century and was donated to the museum by a member of the Isle of Wight Metal Detecting Club.

Other additions that people on Isle of Wight holidays will be able to view include a dagger from the Bronze Age and a silver toothpick which is thought to date from the 16th or 17th century.

The museum also features touch screens which help visitors to the Isle of Wight to learn more about the island's history. ADNFCR-3083-ID-19769940-ADNFCR

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