The Treasury

The Treasury

The excavation of this area in 1988 was an important archaeological dig, and exposed several Viking graves. The Treasury Exhibition was opened by the Duke of Gloucester with the aim of safeguarding and displaying the ‘treasures’ of the parishes of the diocese and of the Cathedral. It also contains a series of illustrated panels which tell the story of the history of Christianity in Cumbria from the beginning to the present day. The proceeds of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and of the Viscount Whitelaw Memorial Fund financed an upgrade of the display cases and panels. Additions to the collection continue to be made. Don’t miss the remarkable surviving pre-reformation rood figure from Cartmel Fell.