Living in East Anglia, there have been many finds which reflect the history of the locality but are also national finds. An example is the Sutton Hoo find.
The site is interesting, but the visitors centre is excellent with a wonderful recreation of the King's Burial showing how it may have looked when the King was laid to rest in his ship and his barrow. The famous Sutton Hoo Helmet and other treasures are in London. Admittedly reproductions were made of some of the items and these are on display at Sutton Hoo, but the original items are in London, out of context and out of the place where there were found.
Britain as a whole is a country that reeks of history. We Brits can be rather blase and complacent about all the history that dates back thousands of year which is all around us. I don't know why, perhaps it is because all the interesting finds are hidden away in London?
This Saxon hoard should be catalogued and put on display in the place it was found. It will bring IN tourism and therefore revenue which is not just that which the museum receives, but also in the surrounding area through shops and hotels and local businesses. It will allow local schools, FE/HE Colleges, Outreach and other groups to experience THEIR history where it happened. It will let visitors to the area and to Britain experience the different localities and their unique perspectives and histories.
A find like this Saxon hoard should not be kept clinically in an ivory tower in London. Our capital city may be chock full of history, but it is not what Britain is. It is a part of Britain and her heritage.
Lets keep national treasures like this where they were found or at least in the same county. Lets not keep filling up London's museum archives with all the treasures from around Britain. Lets share them for all to see where they belong - in their own home.