The treasures of St Cuthbert 

The Treasures of St Cuthbert have been a focus for prayer and veneration by Christians for centuries. They include his original coffin and his gold and garnet pectoral cross, as well as the portable altar and comb which were placed in his coffin when he was buried. Later, precious silk textiles were also placed in his coffin. Together, these treasures represent some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK.

The late 7th-century wooden coffin has been carefully preserved by the religious communities of Lindisfarne, Chester-le-Street and Durham.  Textiles include the stole and maniple offered in honour of St Cuthbert by King Athelstan in 934 when the shrine was at Chester-le-Street.

The Treasures of St Cuthbert are on permanent display in the Great Kitchen as part of Open Treasure, a world-class exhibition experience at the heart of Durham Cathedral's complex of medieval monastic buildings.