Tag Archives: Festival of Archaeology 2015

Festival of Archaeology: Money, Money, Money! Family Fun at Kendal Museum

Money, money, money! Coinage family fun drop in afternoon at Kendal Museum

Thu 23rd Jul 2015 from 12.00 to 16.00

Kendal Museum have a fun afternoon in store for their visitors based around the coin collections. They have new displays funded by Art Fund and the augmented reality project that brings to life the stories behind the coins.

Archaeology Curator Morag Clement will be on hand to answer your questions!
See the website below for further details including admission.

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1924

Festival of Archaeology 2015: Westmorland Archaeology

 Westmorland Archaeology

As part of the Festival of Archaeology 2015, Westmorland Archaeology will  be holding a series of events at the Old Courthouse, Shap between Friday 24th July 2015 and Sunday 26th July 2015

Locally found lithics, including some exciting new finds from this year’s field walking will be on display along with other artefacts and some models.

There will be a talk on the 24th by Paul Frodsham (Historic Environment Officer for North Pennines AONB) on ‘Community Archaeology in the Eden Valley’ as well as two guided walks – one on Saturday around the prehistoric stone monuments of Shap and another on Sunday to Keld Chapel and Shap Abbey.

For further details on the schedule for the weekend please see:

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/2105

Please note that some events do require booking.

 

 

Festival of Archaeology: Viking life and times at Lindsfarne Priory

Viking life and times at Lindsfarne Priory

Sat 18th Jul 2015 10:00-16:00 — Mon 20th Jul 2015 10:00-16:00

Visit Lindisfarne to hear about the intense stories of panic and commotion of the Viking raids on the north-east coast of England. Watch the hardships of Vikings as they re-enact the combat training campaigns!

Consult the website for further details, including entry costs:

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/viking-life–times-Lind-18-07-2015/

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: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1923

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: www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1662 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://https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/
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:

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1756

Web: www.arbeiaromanfort.org.uk

 

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: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1829

Festival of Archaeology 2015: The Great North Archaeology Event

The Great North archaeology event

Sat 25th Jul 2015

Come to the Great North Museum: Hancock and meet the expert curators and handle museum artefacts from prehistoric Britain. You will also be able to work with the learning team to make a prehistoric shelter to take home and try your hand at designing rock using clay.

See the following for more information, including directions:

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1939

www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

Festival of Archaeology 2015: WallQuest Family Picnic at Segedunum

WallQuest family picnic at Segedunum

Mon 20th Jul 2015 11:00-13:00

Following the discovery of the Roman bath house at Segedunum in 2014, 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 will the archaeologists discover in 2015?

Visit the new Roman gallery and the travelling British Museum’s ‘Roman Empire: Power & People’ exhibition, 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.

For Further details see:

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1755

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/segedunum-roman-fort.html