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5. The Hanson Logboat, Derby Museum


The Bronze Age logboat was found in Hanson's Shardlow gravel quarries on the River Trent. At a magnificent 10 metres in length and nearly complete, it was conserved by York Archaeological Trust Conservation Laboratory for display in Derby Museum.


It rests on a steel and timber frame with specially formed steel bars to give extra support to its sides. Panels tell the story of the logboat and the Bronze Age; around the gallery there are a number of simple interactives to enhance the story.


click here to see the Hanson Logboat project

click here to see the Hanson Logboat project click here to see the Hanson Logboat project click here to see the Hanson Logboat project