V&A Museum Cast Courts

Six towering early Christian crosses in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s famous Cast Courts will be conserved thanks to a grant from Allchurches Trust.

The crosses were cast in plaster from ancient stone crosses around the British Isles during the mid-19th century and installed in the Cast Courts along with copies of other architectural and ecclesiastical wonders including, astonishingly, Trajan’s Column.

The original crosses date from the seventh to the tenth centuries

Allchurches Trust is contributing to the V&A’s restoration of the West Court and Central Gallery. Due to open in autumn 2018, this will complete the museum's redevelopment of its magnificent Cast Courts.

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