THE Museum of Somerset is holding a ’fascinating talk’ on the history of the 1,100-year-old Cheddar Brooch.

The artefact, which is on display in the museum in Taunton, dates to around the time of King Alfred and has been described as “one of the most important single objects ever found in the county.”

The ‘Cheddar Brooch’ was first discovered on farmland in Cheddar four years ago by a metal detectorist named Iain Samsone. It is thought to have belonged to an important person in Saxon culture.

Curator of Archaeology Amal Khreisheh will be explaining in depth what makes the brooch such a significant addition to the historical record.

Tickets for the event cost £5 and can be purchased online at the Eventbrite website.