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.


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:


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:


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:


Web: www.arbeiaromanfort.org.uk