Plea made to acquire Staffordshire Hoard

In January 2010, a public appeal was made to raise money to build buy the Staffordshire Hoard, considered the "most important find ever" from the Anglo-Saxon era. The appeal was made to raise UK£3.3m to pay the finder of the Hoard and the owner of the land.

Once purchased the stunning artifacts are expected to be displayed at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent as part of the new West Midlands heritage trail tracing the history of Mercia.