Gold has been sought after, traded, stolen and used as a show of wealth since the dawn of civilisation. The recently opened exhibition at Goldsmiths' Hall examines its history and influence on our culture with a diverse range of over 500 gold objects, arranged to inspire awe and curiosity. It celebrates the working and use of gold in the United Kingdom over the past 4,500 year and includes the earliest known piece of jewellery found in the British Isles, a Lunula from the Bronze Age dating back to 2,500 BC.

To read more about the exhibition see our article The Goldsmiths' Company - Gold: Power And Allure and take a peep at the video below for a taste of things to come.


Exhibition – “Gold: Power and Allure”
Date: From now until Saturday July 28
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN
Opening Times:  Monday to Saturday 10.00a.m to 5.00p.m
Admission:  FREE
Group Visits:  By prior arrangement with the Promotions Department
Underground:  St. Paul’s, Mansion House, Barbican
Bus Routes:  8, 11, 25, 56, 100, 242, 521
Golden Concert at Goldsmiths’ Hall
LSO Brass Quintet - Golden Thread
Francisco Coll A Golden Fanfare (World première)
JS Bach (arr Dudley Bright) Suite from Goldberg Variations
Ewald Brass Quintet in D flat
Jim Parker The Golden Section
(arr LSO Brass) Golden Oldies medley including Gershwin ‘I got Rhythm’, ‘Love Walked In’, ‘Fascinating Rhythm’; Fats Waller ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’
Date: Wednesday June 27
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN
Admission: £20 or £10
Booking: – Booking opens on April 11, 2012