25th August, 2022
The Museum’s Armada Treasure Chest worthy of any Pirate
The Museum’s donations box is a magnificent ‘Armada’ chest, a name applied to heavily reinforced strongboxes from around the 16th century. Many have tales of being acquired from the shipwrecks from Spanish Armada fleet. In reality, few have any such provenance and the Museum has never really believed the story that this chest may have once been on board an Armada ship. Until now.