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Amati Violin

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Amati Violin

Made c.1566 by Andrea Amati, this is one of the oldest violins in the world. A rare survivor from the earliest period of violin making, it is of outstanding international historical interest.

Comb Morion

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Comb Morion Helmet

The Comb Morion was a stylish sixteenth century (1500s) helmet worn by Border Reivers who were skilled horsemen, bandits and raiders of the Anglo-Scottish borderlands.

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Tudor Racing Bells

The Tudor racing bells are some of the earliest surviving racing prizes in the country. Racing has been carried out in Carlisle since the mid 16th century.



Medieval Chalice

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Priest's Chalice, Medieval

Priest's pewter Chalice, thirteenth century (1200-1299)