A huge 15m or 49ft Japanese scroll showing many Samurai’s in battle has given all museum archivers a huge smile.
It is a dedication to the 11th Century Gosannen War. Don’t get too excited, this is only a copy, the original is still in Japan.
It is one of the many items, 27,000 to be precise. This is only one scroll of about 40. Staff were initially unaware of just how much there was included. It is believed that some of the scrolls are part of a collection gifted by a doctor in 1970 to the museum.
You can find out more directly on the BBC website here.