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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.

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Medieval Chalice

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Priest's Chalice, Medieval

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