The Rudham Dirk

Norfolk Museums Service purchased the Rudham Dirk, an exceptionally rare and internationally significant Middle Bronze Age artefact. Having remained buried for over 3,500 years, it was ploughed up in a farmer’s field in north Norfolk. It will now be placed on permanent display in the archaeology galleries of Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

The Rudham Dirk, a ceremonial dagger
The Rudham Dirk
  • The Rudham Dirk, a ceremonial dagger
  • The Rudham Dirk
Applicant: 
Norfolk County Council for Norfolk Museums Service
Location: 
Norfolk Museum, Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JQ
Region: 
East of England
Grant awarded: 
£47,500
Year awarded: 
2014