wayside cross
Medieval wayside cross from Newport
Lion Caerwent
Lion, Caerwent four seasons mosaic
Chepstow head
Iron Age bull mount from Chepstow


The archaeology collections span over 100 years of collecting and represent thousands of years of human activity in and around Newport.  

The oldest objects date to the Prehistoric periods before people could write and include artefacts made by hunter-gatherers; the first farmers and first metal-workers. 

The story of Roman south east Wales is told through artefacts showing aspects of both military and civilian life.  

The medieval collections feature Viking and Norman artefacts and include finds from important castles, abbeys and priories.