During this year’s festival two exciting events will be held in Somerset. This is a great opportuntiy to explore your local area, get hands on and experience archaeology for yourself. The festival is organised by the Council for British Archaeology, an educational charity that champions public interest in archaeology.
Thursday 24th July, 10 – 4pm, Iron Age Avalon Comes to the Museum of Somerset, Taunton
Come and celebrate the Festival of Archaeology at this free hands-on archaeology day! See an Iron Age dugout boat in construction, strike your own coin, hear about Somerset’s fantastic pre-history collections and many more activities for all the family. For further information go to http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson/results
Wednesday 23rd July, 10am – 4pm, The Romans In The Marshes, at the Avalon Marshes Centre, near Glastonbury
See how work is progressing making a replica of a dining room from a Roman villa, complete with hypocaust underfloor heating. There will be tours of the building construction and lots of fun activities for all the family including coin striking, mosaic pictures and Roman living history. For further information go to http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson/results
Coin striking at last year’s event
The Iron Age round house at Avalon Marshes Centre