Monthly Archives: July 2015

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Archaeological finds afternoon at Kendal Museum

Archaeological finds afternoon at Kendal Museum

Fri 17th Jul 2015

On Friday 17 July between 11.00 and 14.00 Kendal Museum will be hosting a drop in Archaeological Finds Afternoon with Dot Boughton, Portable Antiquities Finds Liaison Officer for Cumbria and Lancashire.

This event is free, booking is not required.  For further infornation see:


History and Heritage Talks at the Hearth, Horsley

History and Heritage Talks at the Hearth, Horsley

Talks are held on the last Thursday of the month, at 7.30pm in the Hearth Hall.  Entry is £5 on the door, and includes refreshments.

Thursday 30th July

RAILWAYS BEFORE STEPHENSON, a talk by – Les Turnbull

In this talk, the speaker will explore the beginnings of railways and their contribution to the industrial development of the North

For this and other forthcoming talks see:

Festival of Archaeology 2015 – Behind the scenes of Kendal Museum.

Behind the scenes of Kendal Museum with the archaeology curator

Thu 16th Jul 2015

The Museum’s archaeology Curator Morag Clement will be giving a talk and tour on Kendal Museum’s recent projects. There will also be an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes in the archaeology store. Places are limited.

Booking is required for this event, for details of location, times and costs, please see

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Viking Raiders at Tullie House!

Viking raiders: family friendly Sunday at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Sun 12th Jul 2015

Periods: Saxons and Vikings

Tullie House, Carlisle,  is holding a family friendly afternoon drop-in with Viking themed activities:

  • Viking object handling.
  • Rune tile making

See: for details including locations, times and admission.

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Digging deep at the Oriental Museum!

Festival of Archaeology at the Oriental Museum, Durham: digging deep!

To celebrate the Festival of Archaeology, the Oriental Museum is hosting a special afternoon of hands on archaeological activities. Come along and try archaeological drawing, clean finds and brush up your excavation skills.

Activity suitable for children aged 5-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  The event is free and on Saturday 25th July 13:00 – 15:00, drop in at any time, and stay for any length of time.

For further details see:http://
Directions: See website for directions and a map.

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Family Dig at Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

WallQuest family dig at Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Thu 23rd Jul 2015 11:00-15:00

There are still lots of secrets being unearthed and recovered at the archaeological digs going on around the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall. What are the archaeologists discovering in 2015?

Visit Arbeia Roman fort and enjoy opportunities to learn more about objects which have been extracted from the archaeological digs. With lots of hands on activities on offer, there will be something suitable for all the family at our magnificent world heritage site.

See the following websites for further information:



Festival of Archaeology 2015: Binchester Roman Festival

Binchester Roman Festival

Binchester Roman Fort will be holding a two day event featuring a tented encampment of artisans and craftspeople, mock combat between Roman and barbarian forces, displays of archery, slingstaffs and firing of a full-scale replica of the Roman artillery catapult known as the ballista.

There will also be displays of fighting skills on horseback by Barbaratus the Roman cavalryman. In addition, there will be guided tours of the new excavations, now in their final season, which have revealed Roman buildings in a marvellous state of preservation.

Date 1: Sat 25th Jul 2015 11:00-16:30

Date 2: Sun 26th Jul 2015 11:00-16:30

Additional information
The programme of events begins at 11.00 on both days, repeated at 14.00 and finishing about 16.30.

Further details including entry costs can be found at: