Featuring treasures from Dunbar

Journey forward in time to the year 3023 when a hoard of rare and valuable plastic objects has been discovered. Visit the exhibition and discover the fascinating stories behind these extraordinary treasures and explore the many possible futures of plastic.

Visit the Solway Hoard and see remarkable treasures from a world set in the year 3023. Marine engineers have uncovered a hoard of plastic artifacts while working in the Solway, and archeologists have pieced together the stories that explain their origins and help us understand key moments over 1,000 years of history. The Solway Hoard contains objects that date from the Plastic Age between 1950 and 2050. It reveals an imagined future where plastic is no longer just a cheap and disposable substance that pollutes the marine environment but has new uses and values.

The exhibition is inspired by The Galloway Hoard, the collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects discovered in S.W Scotland. This new exhibition features additional treasures from Dunbar. It is a compelling journey into the many possible futures of plastic.

The Museums of the FutureNow Team are running an exciting creative workshop on 9th May to create the Dunbar element of the exhibition.  Free but please book on EventBrite here:

Originally commissioned by Solway Firth Partnership in collaboration with The Museums of the FutureNow, it is being shown in Dunbar with the support of North Light Arts and East Lothian Council

May 11th – June 23rd
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery
Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm