Belfast Telegraph

Rare artefacts to go on show at Derry Siege Museum

By Staff Reporter

Artefacts from the latter half of the 17th century which have never been seen by the public will go on display at the Siege Museum in Londonderry next week.

A 17th century officer's sword, a pike, cannon balls and artworks from the Relief of Derry and James II receiving the news of the landing of William, Prince of Orange, were discovered by the chairman of the Siege Museum management committee.

Siege Museum chairman Billy Moore came across the items among the museum collections store of Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Mr Moore said the items are an excellent addition to showcasing the history of the Siege and the culture and traditions of the Apprentice Boys.

He said: "These historical artefacts will significantly enhance the quality of our displays.

"I look forward to welcoming all communities to the Siege Museum, where they can view and better understand our rich history."

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