Curators Choice – Ulceby Bronze Age Beaker

The Ulceby Beaker was discovered on the parish boundary between Wootton and Ulceby in the late nineteenth century. It was kept by the local vicar for some time in Ulceby vicarage. When the vicar moved parish, he took the Beaker with him. Its location was lost to archaeology for decades.

The beaker wasn’t rediscovered until it came up for auction in a London sale room in 2005. With the help of funding from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Museum was able to bid in the auction, securing the beaker for the collection.

In this video, Heritage Manager Rose Nicholson, takes a closer look at the Ulceby Bronze Age Beaker and its interesting history.

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