This hands-on workshop offers pupils an opportunity to examine and handle replica objects that have been made in the same way as the originals. Using their powers of deduction, pupils will become junior museum archaeologists to discover what the objects reveal about the people who lived in Britain more than 1000 years ago.
During the workshop, pupils will examine materials and then handle real artefacts including a chain mail shirt, sword, helmet, weaving loom, bone needle, spindle, comb, bowls, spoons, key, brooches, coins and leather shoes.
After an initial introduction by a member of the museum staff, the group will be divided into four smaller groups to take on the role of archaeologists as they look at and handle the artefacts.
The workshop will look at four main topics:
We need adult help to ensure the pupils have the best possible experience and to ensure the safety of the artefacts. For this reason you must bring at least four adults for this session. If you don’t bring this ratio of adults we may still be able to run the session but it won’t unfortunately involve the same level of interactivity for the young people.
Please arrive on time for your workshop or we may not be able to run it for you. Please share these notes with your adult helpers before your visit. This will help them to support your pupils have a successful and enjoyable day.
Mutual respect and tolerance:
Rule of law: