Festival of Archaeology 2014

Festival of Archaeology 2014

Website

www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/

E-mail

festival@archaeologyUK.org

Telephone

01904 671417

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

The Festival of Archaeology 2014 runs from 12-27 July! Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers over 1,000 events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists

Venue Type:

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Opening hours

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Awesome Archaeology - a bite-size exhibition

  • 7 — 27 July 2014 *on now

A chance to see some of the gems of our archaeology collections including items which have never before been on display, Event takes place at: Museum in the Park Stratford Park Stroud GL5 4AF

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Arncliffe: an Anglo-Saxon frontier?

  • 13 — 27 July 2014 *on now

An Anglo-Saxon 'workbox' and human bones were found near Arncliffe in 2000 by a metal detectorist. This display by the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group tells the story of the site so far. Event takes place at: Long Ashes Leisure Park Threshfield Near Grassington North Yorkshire BD23 5PN

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Linton Falls Hydroelectric Power Station Open Day

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

The Linton Falls Hydroelectric Power Station is set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. After years of abandonment the building has been lovingly restored to its former glory, now as a functional and working hydroelectric power station. Once a pioneer of the electricity generation, it is once again joining its progression, with two new Archimedean screw turbines installed to generate enough renewable energy to power 90 homes. As a commercially operational power station, the site is normally closed to visitors. These open days allow you to take a rare tour of the building - see up-close the technology behind hydroelectric power generation, discover how the restoration works were undertaken and learn about the environmental and ecological considerations needed for this type of development.

JN Bentley representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. Event takes place at: Linton Falls Hydroelectric Power Station Linton Grassington North Yorkshire BD23 5LB

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: WW1 commemoration

  • 2 — 3 August 2014

WW1 Display including original maps from April 1918.
Pictures, original postcards including foreign examples.
German map for Cambrai books - whole history of WW1. Event takes place at: Worksop Priory Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire 580 ZBU

Admission

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Website

http://Web: http://priorieshistoricalsociety.btck.co.uk/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Pentre Ifan explained

  • 24 June — 24 July 2014 *on now

For centuries people have been intrigued by this Neolithic monument to the dead. Learn about its secrets and how it fits into the wider landscape. Event takes place at: Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber Near Newport Pembrokeshire

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=417

Festival of Archaeology 2014: The Newbarns project

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Come along to an excavation of pre-historic burial cairns containing numerous cremation graves. The site was later occupied from Anglian through to medieval times.
There will be hands on digging, tours and finds to examine. Event takes place at: Newbarns Colvend Dalbeatie Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4PY

Admission

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Website

http://Web: http://sat.org.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: The Newbarns project

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Come along to an excavation of pre-historic burial cairns containing numerous cremation graves. The site was later occupied from Anglian through to medieval times.
There will be hands on digging, tours and finds to examine. Event takes place at: Newbarns Colvend Dalbeatie Dumfries and Galloway DG5 4PY

Admission

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Website

http://Web: http://sat.org.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Heritage geocaching hunt/Helfa satguddio treftadaeth

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Launching Saturday 12th July 2014.
A Geocache trail will be established along the All Wales Coastal path between Aberdaron and Uwchmynydd which overlooks the iconic Ynys Enlli/Bardsey Island. The trail will aim to provide an active form of engagement with the local heritage through the popular Geocaching activity.
Developed by Cymdeithas Archaeoleg a Hanes LlÅ·n / LlÅ·n Archaeology and History Society and Edge of Wales Walk with sponsorship from Aberdaron Tourism Link and Abersoch Tourism Link.

For more information visit
http://www.geocaching.com/
http://www.geocachingwales.com/

Lansio Sadwrn 12 Gorffennaf 2014.
Bydd llwybr Satguddio (Geocache) yn cael ei sefydlu ar hyd Llwybr Arfordir Cymru rhwng Aberdaron ac Uwchmynydd, sy'n edrych dros yr eiconaidd Ynys Enlli. Bwriad y llwybr fydd i ddarparu cysylltiad byw gyda'r dreftadaeth leol drwy gyfrwng y gweithgaredd poblogaidd Satguddio (Geocaching).
Datblygwyd gan Gymdeithas Archaeoleg a Hanes LlÅ·n a Thaith Ymylon Cymru gyda nawdd gan Gyswllt Twristiaeth Aberdaron a Chyswllt Twristiaeth Abersoch.
Am fwy o wybodaeth ewch i
http://www.geocaching.com/
http://www.geocachingwales.com/

Dolfor Event takes place at: Geocaches located along coastal path between Aberdaron and Uwchmynnydd For more information visit Edge of Wales Walk office Dolfor Aberdaron LL53 8BP. Mae safleoedd Satguddio ar hyd llwybr yr arfordir rhwng Aberdaron ac Uwchmynydd Am wybodaeth ychwanegol ewch i swyddfa Taith Ymylon Cymru

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.geocachingwales.com/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Down Your Wold (a Heritage Lottery funded community project) is delighted to announce the launch of the Lincolnshire Wolds Archaeology Festival, which will include a variety of talks, walks and events to help communities explore the hidden heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds landscape.
Come along to the launch event an Gunby Hall and gardens for talks and walks on 12th July, where a finds officer will be on hand to help identify any archaeological finds found in the local area.
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre will also host a display of Lincolnshire Wolds heritage in their gallery throughout the Festival period and a volunteer networking event on the 26th for heritage goups to share their stories and learn from each other.
A Wolds village will be taking part in a Test Pit weekend to learn more about the history of their area. Also programmed is a deserted medieval village walk, a talk on the origins of the Lincolnshire Wolds and a 'How to begin your research' session.
More information can be found on www.down-your-wold.co.uk or on facebook and twitter. Event takes place at: Various - to be confirmed.

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.down-your-wold.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Hallaton Village Walks

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival of British Archaeology 2014 we will be offering two guided tours. The 2pm tour will take a route through the village itself and look at how the village has changed over time. The 3.30pm tour will walk out to Castle Hill - the earthworks of a Motte and Bailey Castle.
An exhibition describing the discovery of the Hallaton Hoard can be seen in the Museum. The Hoard itself is now housed at Market Harborough (only a few miles away).
Refreshments are available in the village at either The Fox or The Bewicke.

Also in the Museum we have:-

'Hallaton School - In a Class of its own', celebrating 150 years of the School.
'The Story of Hallaton Bottle Kicking'
'St Morell's Chapel'
Numerous photographs of village life through the years, including a large collection of photographs taken by Fred Hawke.
Event takes place at: Hallaton Museum Churchgate Hallaton

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: The ghost trail of York

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Dare you travel back in time, cross the centuries and experience the tantalisingly terrifying tales of York's ghostly tradition? Traditional tales, Victorian tragedies and true accounts of modern day ghostly phenomena: interweave to create a spine tingling experience that will haunt you forever.
The tour lasts about 70 minutes (approx.). Wheel chair and push chair friendly.
Event takes place at: meet every night from the west doors of the Minster beneath the twin bell tower - whatever the weather!

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.ghosttrail.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Mendip Hills Festival of Archaeology

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

For the 5th year, the Wells and Mendip Museum will be co-ordinating a Mendip-wide programme of events.

Discover the fascinating history and Archaeology of Wells and the Mendip Hills with open days, talks, walks and lots of other events. Event takes place at: 8 Cathedral Green

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.wellmuseum.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Join us as we take part in the national Festival of Archaeology 2014. There will be a family trail every day and a variety of different living history displays and hands on activities during the Festival. See our website for full details. Event takes place at: National Trust The Square Corfe Castle Wareham Dorset BH20 5EZ

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfecastle

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Slaughter Bridge dig!

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Archaeologists on site throughout the festival, no re-enactment.
Have a go. Training available. Finds on display from previous years. Site tours. Event takes place at: The Arthurian Centre Slaughter Bridge Camelford PL32 9TT Cornwall

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.arthur-online.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Wookey Hole caves

  • 12 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Guided tour of the caves.
Paper making demonstrations. Event takes place at: Wookey Hole Caves The Mill Wookey Hole Wells Somerset BA 1BA

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.wookey.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Reepham tracks and traces 2014

  • 12 — 24 July 2014 *on now

To coincide with the Festival of Archaeology, World Tree is offering a series of guided walks and talks around our home town of Reepham.

We want to try to imagine what our part of Norfolk looked like in centuries gone by. We will draw attention to fascinating sites that have now disappeared or are hidden. We will talk about belief, ritual and folklore. Finally, we will consider how archaeologists work. How do they come to conclusions … and how can we trust what they say?

Everyone is welcome at these events. For most of them there is a modest charge. However, we are very grateful to Reepham Town Council for sponsoring an appearance by a guest speaker, Dr Adrian Marsden of Norfolk Museums Service and his lecture on 22 July will be a free event. Event takes place at: Meeting points and venues for each event are shown under their individual entries.

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Excavation of Victorian coal mine at terminus of 1832 Leicester to Swannington Railway

  • 13 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Come and discover more about the interesting industrial archaeology uncovered at this site attached to one of the first steam railways.
During the 7th year of monthly digs we have now established the presence of an engine house and boiler bases. Evidence of other structures associated with early steam railways have been found as well as a mysterious and unidentified circular structure. Come and tell us what you think it all means! Event takes place at: Hough Mill Site St. John's Hill Swannington Coalville LE67 8Q

Admission

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Website

http://Web: https://www.facebook.com/LeicestershireIndustrialHistorySociety

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Discover Berw Colliery, Malltraeth nature reserve, Anglesey

  • 18 — 25 July 2014 *on now

Dewch i ddarganfod Glofa Berw, gwarchodfa natur Malltraeth, Ynys Môn.
Follow the old miners' track and explore the ruins of a Victorian coal mine. See how nature is finding a home in this once industrial site with the RSPB staff on hand with stories of the area's history and its returning wildlife.

Meet at Tygai's Marsh car park as signposted from the A5 west of Pentre Berw.
Dilynwch hen lwybr y glowyr i archwilio adfeilion glofa o oes Fictoria. Cewch weld sut mae byd natur yn dod o hyd i gartref mewn man a fu gynt yn safle diwydiannol gyda staff RSPB ar gael i adrodd hanesion am hanes yr ardal a'r bywyd gwyllt sy'n dychwelyd.
Cyfarfod ym maes parcio Cors Ddyga
dilyn yr arwydd ar yr A5 i'r gorllewin o Bentre Berw.
Event takes place at: Meet at Tygai's Marsh car park as signposted from the A5 west of Pentre Berw.

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.rspb.org.uk/events/results.aspx

Festival of Archaeology 2014: BASIC EXCAVATION & RECORDING TECHNIQUES COURSE

  • 19 — 25 July 2014 *on now

Giving a basic grounding in the principles and techniques involved in field archaeology, this course is aimed at those who have never dug before, whether they are ‘A' level students, undergraduates, or those of any age who just have a fascination with the past.
The course will cover a wide range of subjects involved in the archaeological process, from the aims of archaeology and the terminology used on site to the specifics of tool use, excavation, finds and environmental processing and the creation of the drawn, written and photographic record.
The course will be taught by a combination of short informal on-site seminars in which everyone is encouraged to actively participate, and on-site practical experience where students will participate fully in the day-to-day progress of our main excavation. Supervisors endeavour to ensure as much experience on site as possible. Event takes place at: Snettisham Road Sedgeford Norfolk PE36

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.sharp.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Hoylandswaine Nail Forge open days

  • 19 — 26 July 2014 *on now

Join us at this Grade II listed nail forge, which has been preserved by a team of volunteers after its restoration in 2012. It is the only nail forge in Britain with its original hearth and chimney. As part of the Hoylandswaine Festival, volunteer guides will be showing visitors around the forge, explaining its role in the history of the village, how nails were made and how the building has been conserved. Event takes place at: Barnsley Road Hoylandswaine Barnsley South Yorkshire S36 7JA

Admission

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Website

http://Web: http://visitpenistone.co.uk/see_do_historic_houses/hoylandswaine_nail_forge.html

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Guided walk to Bury Camp and Old Hays Ratby

  • 20 — 27 July 2014 *on now

Visit the Iron Age/Roman Rampartd enclosure at Bury Camp (Ratby Bury)
followed by a walk to the moated farm-site at Old Hays, Ratby.
Event takes place at: Burroughs Road Car Park Ratby SK. 497062.

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Meet the Vicars

  • 21 — 24 July 2014 *on now

For centuries Bedern Hall was the Refectory for the College of Vicars Choral of York Minster.
Learn about their lifestyle, how they built the Hall and discover some of the things they left behind, including The Bedern Kitchen Books and The Bedern Tablets.

See how the hall was rediscovered and restored and how it is used today as a Guild Hall and events venue. We have a guided walk between York's Guildhalls and an evening lecture about the pleasure of small places.

Cafe open daily Event takes place at: Bedern Hall Bartlegarth Off St. Andrewgate York.. YO1 7AL

Admission

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Website

http://Web: Www.bedernhall.co.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Lecture - imagining Norfolk's lost landscapes

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

By Trevor Ashwin (World Tree).

In Norfolk we are proud of the historic landscape we live in, surrounded by church towers and with castles, abbeys and priories, and historic towns close by. But what would Reepham's surroundings have looked like two thousand years ago or more? If we could step back in time would we see a ‘familiar' landscape, or one that seemed strange to us?

Norfolk's rich medieval remains are ‘only' up to about one thousand years old. There are great Roman sites, such as the Roman town at Caistor St Edmund – but none of these are more than about two thousand years old. Even in the time of the Romans, and of the great revolt of Boudica in AD 61, people were living in a landscape with thousands of years of history within it. In fact, we think that the first farmers were building their burial monuments in Norfolk up to six thousand years ago. Event takes place at: Town Hall Back Street Reepham NORWICH NR10 4SJ

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeology day at Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

A day for children to have a go at being archaeologists. There will be sand trays available for young archaeologists to discover finds using proper archaeological techniques of digging, scraping, dusting, recording and identifying. There will be an archaeologist present with recent finds for children to handle and clean. There will also be an opportunity to investigate ‘ancient poo' to see what can be learned about the diet of people in the past. Children can also follow the trail to learn more about the history of the site from the remains, and try their hand at reconstructing broken artefacts. Event takes place at: Denny Abbey & Farmland Museum Ely Road Waterbeach Cambs CB25 9PQ

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.farmlandmuseum.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Pick your prehistory

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

A Pick Your Own guided walk. What lumps and bumps on the South Dorset Ridgeway have you always wanted to know more about?

A fully researched guided tour that will inform, entertain and educate you about an element of the prehistoric archaeology on the South Dorset Ridgeway. Although I am fully prepared to do all the research I want you to help pick the location.

This is part of my PhD research at Bournemouth University which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Funded South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership Event takes place at: The most popular suggestion

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Poltesco - pilchards, mills and serpentine

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

Join the local National Trust ranger for a leisurely guided walk around the delightful Poltesco Valley on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula. Now a wooded haven for wildlife, but once the centre of a thriving Victorian polished stoneware factory. Step back in time to the factory's heyday with contemporary photos and accounts, and discover how fishing, milling and farming have all left their mark on this picturesque Cornish cove. Event takes place at: Poltesco Ruan Minor Helson Cornwall TR12 7LR

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.facebook.com/NTLizard

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Two centuries of education at Collegiate Crescent in Sheffield

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

Guided walk around Collegiate Crescent, exploring the Collegiate School dating back to the 1830s, the Sheffield City Training College of 1905 and the expansion of villas on the Broomhall Park estate. Event takes place at: Corner of Collegiate Crescent and Ecclesall Road Sheffield S10

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Finds identification day at Wells and Mendip Museum

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

Finds Liaison Officer from Somerset County Council, Laura Burnett will be available to identify your finds from digging your garden or while walking your dog. Event takes place at: 8 Cathedral Green Wells Somerset

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.wellsmuseum.org.uk/mendip-hills-festival-of-archaeology-2014

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Quaternary Archaeology and Environment of Jersey Project lecture

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

Join us for an illustrated lecture on the 2013-14 work of the Quaternary Archaeology and Environment of Jersey Project Event takes place at: Members' Room Societe Jersiaise 7 Pier Road St. Helier Jersey JE2 4XW

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.societe-jersiaise.org/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Excavations at Swarthmoor Hall

  • 25 — 27 July 2014

Your chance to volunteer on an archaeological dig! Following on from three previous seasons of excavation at Swarthmoor Hall, largely investigating the site of the former 'Great Barn', our fourth season will attempt to tie together the results of last year's discovery - a pair of probable vats, which demonstrate that the structure discovered was a brew house - with the results from previous years. In addition, we will be following on from last year's investigation of the east lawn, in the hope of locating the structure shown on an estate plan of c1760 and identifying what it was. Event takes place at: Swarthmoor Hall Swarthmoor Hall Lane Ulverston Cumbria LA12 0JQ

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Breedon church and hillfort guided walk

  • 25 July 2014

Join Peter Liddle and Betty Cawte to explore the fabulous Breedon church, which started life as an Anglo-Saxon monastery in the 7th century, became an Augustinian Priory and is now a parish church. It boasts one of the best collections anywhere in the country of Anglo-Saxon carvings as well as wonderful post medieval monuments of the Shirley family - all within the newly cleared ramparts of an Iron Age hillfort, which will also be visited. Event takes place at: Breedon Church Breedon on the Hill DE73 8HF

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.benefice.org.uk/breedon_church/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Discovering Archaeology

  • 25 July 2014

Explore Carew through the eyes of an Archaeologist.
See some of the funds for yourself and try your hand at excavating for treasure.
Find out what we can learn about our past from a Medieval rubbish pit.
A great chance to explore Carew's History through the ages.

For age 7 - 12 years Event takes place at: Carew Castle Carew Near Tenby Penbrokshire SA70 8SL

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.carewcastle.com

Festival of Archaeology 2014: History of the Medway prison hulks

  • 25 July 2014

Come along to a talk on the history of the prison hulks by Jeremy Clarke, education officer at Rochester Guildhall museum. He will be bringing documents and artifacts for people to look at.
Ticket price will include light refreshments and a glass of wine. Event takes place at: St. James' Church Cooling ME3 8DG

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.coolingchurch.org.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Awesome Archaeology - Fun Day

  • 25 July 2014

Come along to the museum and try your hand at being an archaeologist. Try excavating for artefacts in our mini-pit, record those artefacts, draw them and try to identify them. Event takes place at: Museum in the Park Stratford Park Stroud GL5 4AF

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: History of the Medway prison hulks

  • 25 July 2014

A talk on the History of the prison hulks by Mr Jeremy Clarke. Education Officer at Rochester Guildhall Museum with documents and objects.
Event takes place at: St James's Church Cooling Kent ME3 8DG

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.coolingchurch.org.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Westminster comes to St. Mary's, Little Brickhill

  • 26 — 27 July 2014

Come to see an exhibition of the finely detailed paintings of the famous medieval Cosmati Mosaics of Westminster Abbey by Dr. David S Neal, an internationally renowned authority on ancient mosaics.
We are delighted to be able to offer a unique opportunity to view these paintings of over 1 million tesserae, each individually, painstakingly recorded, which form the Great Pavement in front of the high alter and the décor of the shrine of Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey. See David at work and talk to him about his project to record in detail one of the finest pieces of medieval art in Britain.
There will also be discovery and craft activities for children. Event takes place at: Church of St. Mary Magdalene Watling Street Little Brickhill Bucks MK17 9NA

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Charnwood roots - dig Anstey

  • 26 — 27 July 2014

Over the final weekend of the Festival of Archaeology, we will be digging 30 test pits around the village of Anstey in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. The early history of Anstey remains something of a mystery but there are clues waiting to be discovered in back gardens around the village. Beneath the earth are objects left behind by the people who lived in Anstey hundreds, even thousands of years ago.

We are looking for 30 householders in Anstey who would be prepared to let us dig a small hole in their garden, and volunteers to help us dig and wash the finds.All equipment and training will be provided but you must register with us to participate.
Event takes place at: Jubilee Hall Stadon Road Anstey LE7 7AY

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Multi-period Living History and Re-enactment Event

  • 26 — 27 July 2014

Whittington Castle will host a multi-period living history event from medieval encampments to Napoleonic riflemen, from Tudor spinning to World War Two home front. Displays, talks, weapon practice, refreshments on site. Ideal family day out! Event takes place at: Whittington Castle Castle Street Whittington Shropshire SY11 4DF

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Great Excavations: YAC family conference

  • 26 July 2014

Join some of the UK's top archaeologists at our family-friendly conference at the University of York on Saturday 26th July 2014!

The Conference will provide an exciting and unique mix of lectures and discussions, and will feature opportunities for young people and their families to try some hands-on activities, meet and chat to experts in a relaxed environment, and find out more about studying archaeology at university.


‘Great Excavation' lecture highlights include:

Extreme Archaeology: Exploring the Ancient Past in the Himalayas - prepare to be amazed by Hayley Saul as she explains more about an incredible project high in the mountains of the Himalayas. She will describe the challenges of doing archaeology in the mountains
the remoteness, the need for self-sufficiency, the dangers of altitude sickness, and the process of climbing cliff faces to record caves!

Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings - Martin Carver who led the first excavation of this world-famous Anglo-Saxon site will share some of his knowledge and answer your questions!

New speakers and activities are being added all the time, so keep checking our website for up-to-the-minute details.

Event takes place at: Berrick Saul Building University of York Harewood Way YO10 5DD

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Heritage Stroll around the Conservation Area of Desford

  • 26 July 2014

Meet in the car park of Desford Tropical Birdland, Lindridge Lane, Desford, LE9 9GN for a leisurely stroll around the conservation area in Desford, with a short time in Desford Free Church where you will be able to see some pictures of Desford in the past.

The owner of the Tropical Birdland has kindly made available the toilet facilities, car park and cafeteria for people attending the event on the day, also 20% discount on the admission price for those who wish to visit the Birdland.

This will be led by Brian Ward, Desford and District Local History Society
Event takes place at: Meeting point: Desford Tropical Birdland Lindridge Lane Desford LE9 9GN

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb open day/Diwrnod agored bedd cyntedd Bryn Celli Ddu

  • 26 July 2014

Come and help record the rock art as part of the digital community archaeology project to produce 3D models of prehistoric sites in Wales, try your hand at aerial kite, or overhead photography (weather permitting). Dewch i helpu i gofnodi'r celf greigiog fel rhan o brosiect cymunedol digidol archeolegol i gynhyrchu modelau 3D o safleoedd y cynfyd yng Nghymru, rhowch gynnig ar farcud o'r awyr, neu ffotograffiaeth oddi uchod (a bod y tywydd yn caniatáu).
Gwefan: http://heritagetogether.org/?p=488
Event takes place at:

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Guided walk around Knap Hill and Walkers Hill, near Alton Barnes

  • 26 July 2014

Join staff from the Wiltshire Council Archaeology Service on a guided walk (approx. 2.5 miles) on the southern escarpment of the Marlborough Downs. We will be looking at various archaeological features visible in the landscape around Knap Hill and Walkers Hill.

The walk is over rough grass, with some steep climbs, and will last approximately 1-2 hours. Please wear appropriate footwear. Booking is essential as places are limited. There is only a small parking area, so car sharing is advisable.
Event takes place at: Knapp Hill SN8 4LU

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.wshc.eu/our-services/archaeology.html

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Ice Age journeys - display

  • 26 July 2014

Modern works of art inspired by prehistoric cave paintings and the tools left by ancient hunters between the Rivers Trent and Devon, near Newark. Also an exhibition of the site investigations conducted by FARI Archaeology with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the flint tools from the site, and colouring for the kids.


Event takes place at: The Buttermarket shopping centre Market Place Newark on Trent NG24 1BF

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Elan Valley fun archaeology day/Diwrnod Hwyliog o Archeoleg yng Nghwm Elan

  • 26 July 2014

A variety of archaeological activities for all ages and all abilities. Guided walk and displays of the work of Clwyd-Powys and Dyfed Archaeological Trusts. Amrywiaeth o weithgareddau archeolegol ar gyfer pob oed a gallu. Teithiau tywys ac arddangosfeydd o waith Ymddiriedolaethau Archeolegol Clwyd-Powys a Dyfed. Event takes place at: Elan Visitor Centre Elan Valley Rhayader LD6 5HP

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.elanvalley.org.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Medieval fun day, Swansea

  • 26 July 2014

Become an archaeologist for a day and learn more about the fascinating history of the castle through artefact handling. Have a go at an excavation and discover more about the fascinating excavations that have happened here recently. Event takes place at: Oystermouth Castle Newton Road The Mumbles Swansea SA3 4BE

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.swansea.gov.uk/oystermouthcastle

Festival of Archaeology 2014: A Guided Walk Through a Local Pre-historic Landscape

  • 26 July 2014

Come and join us on a short walk through a long period of pre-history. See areas where Stone Age man knapped flints for hunting animals and making flint scrapers and blades to prepare their food. Event takes place at: Fosse Meadows Frolesworth Leicestershire

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.leioc.org.uk/fixtures/lei_country/fosse.php

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Early Dunstable

  • 26 July 2014

Come along to an exhibition of artefacts relating to early Dunstable and the surrounding area. Please bring along any artefacts you have found yourself for identification at the event! Event takes place at: 5 Winfield Street Dunstable LU6 1LS

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.manshead.org.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeoastronomy at the Rollright Stones

  • 26 July 2014

Come along to a demonstration of Archaeoastronomy and astronomy at the Rollright Stones in conjunction with the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group. Event takes place at: Rollright Stones

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.rollrightstones.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeoastronomy at the Rollright Stones

  • 26 July 2014

Come along to a demonstration of Archaeoastronomy and astronomy at the Rollright Stones in conjunction with the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group. Event takes place at: Rollright Stones

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.rollrightstones.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Le Pinacle, Batterie Moltke and observation tower MP3 guided walk

  • 26 July 2014

Join us for a guided walk to Le Pinacle prehistoric settlement site and German occupation sites of Batterie Moltke and observation tower MP3. Event takes place at:

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.societe-jersiaise.org/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: St Anne's Day Medieval Pageant

  • 26 July 2014

Discover the Pilgrims Way during St Anne's Day Medieval Pageant and Community Festival in Brislington. Event takes place at: The pageant will meet at the Pilgrims Inn (Hollywood Road Brislington Bristol) before walking to St Anne's Wood

Admission

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Website

http://Web: http://discoverbrislingtonbrook.wordpress.com/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Museum gala day

  • 27 July 2014

The Waterworks Museum - Hereford will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary year on Sunday, 27th July 2014. In addition to a century and a half of working water pumping engines there will be a vintage and classic car rally and the official opening of a new working display by the Mayor of Hereford. This will depict water pumping in WW2. Trails and hands-on activities for children who are positively encouraged to make water splash! They have the chance to operate accurate reproductions of a Roman compartment wheel and an Archimedes' screw. Lovely grounds by the River Wye, full disabled access, and visitor centre with light refreshments. Event takes place at: Waterworks Museum - Hereford Broomy Hill Hereford HR4 0LJ

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Walking through history in Bordley Township

  • 27 July 2014

What is now a quiet, peaceful valley was once a hive of industry with pre-historic hut circles, later farming communities, school houses, and coal mining. Drovers taking cattle, sheep, etc. to market crossed the moor above and stopped off at the Inn at Lane Head for refreshment, and possibly an overnight stop.
There are good views north to Malham Moor, over to Barden Moor and south to Flasby Fell.

The length of the walk is 3.7 miles. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and waterproofs. Stout footwear needed. Although on good footpaths part of the first section can be very wet and boggy.

No dogs. Event takes place at:

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Hands on heritage/ Treftadaeth Ymarferol

  • 27 July 2014

Bring the family and learn about your heritage by trying your hand at an ancient craft, interpreting history through art, or learning from history experts. This event will commemorate the anniversary of the Great War, as we turn the clocks back 100 years.

All activities are free of charge.
Dewch â'r teulu i ddysgu am eich treftadaeth drwy droi'ch llaw at grefft hynafol, dehongli hanes drwy gyfrwng celf, neu ddysgu gan arbenigwyr hanes. Bydd y digwyddiad yma'n coffau'r Rhyfel Mawr wrth i ni droi'r cloc yn ôl gan mlynedd.
Bydd pob gweithgaredd yn rhad ac am ddim.
Event takes place at: Cae'r Gors Cottage Rhosgadfarn Gwynedd LL54 7EY

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeology day at Greenbank

  • 27 July 2014

Join us at Greenbank House to participate in a range of archaeological activities including survey, excavation and photography.
There will be displays on archaeological work carried out by the Trust as well as local history / archaeology groups. We will also be running a workshop demonstrating how clay tobacco pipes were made with some fine examples. Event takes place at: Greenbank House Flenders Road Clarkston Glasgow G76 8RB

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.nts.org.uk/Property/Greenbank-Garden/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Larkhill in the Great War

  • 27 July 2014

To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, CBA Wessex will be leading a guided walk around Larkhill, exploring the settlement's military roots, its role in the First World War, and its expanding military story.

The walk is between 3 and 4 miles along footpaths and some uneven ground. There are no toilet facilities. Event takes place at: Larkhill Wiltshire.

Admission

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Stank Hall Barn revealed

  • 27 July 2014

See inside one of the oldest secular buildings in Leeds! Stank Hall Barn is a magnificent Medieval building dating from the mid 15th Century. The Friends of Stank Hall Barn are campaigning to save the barn and bring it back into use. Come along to find out more about the history of the site and our plans for its future. Event takes place at: Stank Hall Barn Dewsbury Road Leeds LS11

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.friendsofstankhallbarn.wordpress.com

Festival of Archaeology 2014: ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OPEN DAY

  • 27 July 2014

Open Day at working archaeological site.
Children's activities - information displays - site tours - talks on a variety of archaeological topics - refreshments Event takes place at: Snettisham Road Sedgeford PE36

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.sharp.org.uk

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Guided tour of Roman Dover by the director of Dover Excavations, Dr. Brian Philp

  • 27 July 2014

A Guided walk around Roman Dover (largely still buried) with an account of major excavations. This will be followed by a tour of the Roman Painted House. Event takes place at: The Roman Painted House New Street Dover Ken CT17 9AJ

Admission

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Website

http://Web: http://theromanpaintedhouse.co.uk/

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Iron Age roundhouse open day

  • 27 July 2014

Learn about life in the Iron Age in a full-size reconstructed roundhouse and see a Romano-British building under construction. Event takes place at: Woodview Farm Mansfield Lane Calverton Nottingham NG14 6HP

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Iron Age Roundhouse Open Day

  • 27 July 2014

Learn about life in the Iron Age in a full size reconstructed roundhouse. See a Romano-British building under construction. Event takes place at: Woodview Farm Mansfield Lane Calverton Nottingham NG14 6HP

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: A guided tour of Purton ship graveyard

  • 27 July 2014

Come down for a guided tour of the largest ships graveyard in mainland England. Event takes place at: Grid reference at centre - SO 695 045 Sat Nav - GL13 9HU See website for further details.

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.friendsofpurton.org.uk/Purtonmap.html

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Hands on archaeology!

  • 31 July 2014

Meet an expert and handle real archaeological finds.
Or, if you have found something in the ground of archaeological interest, bring it along for advice with Northamptonshire's Finds Liaison Officer Julie Cassidy.

Also, take a look at the archaeology exhibition at the Manor House Museum. Event takes place at: Kettering Museum and Art Gallery The Manor House Museum Sheep Street Kettering Northants NN16 0AN

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.kettering.gov.uk/museums

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeology day at The Collection museum, Lincoln

  • 31 July 2014

A day of archaeological activities including train to be an archaeologist, object handling, talks and a display of archaeological reconstructions of lost buildings of Lincolnshire. All hosted at The Collection museum in Lincoln. Event takes place at: The Collection Danes Terrace Lincoln LN1 1LP

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.thecollectionmuseum.com

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Archaeology day at The Collection museum, Lincoln

  • 31 July 2014

A day of archaeological activities including train to be an archaeologist, object handling, talks and a display of archaeological reconstructions of lost buildings of Lincolnshire. All hosted at The Collection museum in Lincoln. Event takes place at: The Collection Danes Terrace Lincoln LN1 1LP

Admission

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Website

http://Web: www.thecollectionmuseum.com

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Elizabethan extravaganza! Rural Tudor craft day

  • 2 August 2014

Take part in traditional crafts such as candle making and spinning, meet
costumed Elizabethans and musicians, sample food and drink of the
day, listen to a wise woman share stories of myth and folklore and
hold birds of prey. All this and much more…

There will be a prize for the best costume! Event takes place at: Rainford Village Hall Church Road Rainford

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