The archaeology collection held by The Wilson contains a rich quantity of
material relating to the prehistoric and Roman occupation of the North Cotswolds and parts of the Severn Vale, as well as material from the Saxon, medieval and post-medieval history of the area.
Archaeology displays show a variety of objects used by local people over the centuries, including Neolithic flint tools for hunting, and Iron Age currency bars for trading. From Roman Britain there are household objects found inside Roman villas, together with discoveries from a large Romano-British cemetery.
As well as local material there are ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects. Many of these were brought to Cheltenham by local travellers earlier this century. They include the foot of an Egyptian mummy and a shell-encrusted Greek vase.
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The Wilson holds small but comprehensive collection of Ancient Egyptian material.
Medieval Tile Collection
The museum’s medieval collection has around 200 ceramic floor tiles. They mostly date from the 13th century, and are...