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Archaeology Festival

  • July 23, 2018 to July 28, 2018
  • All Day

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A festival of archaeology at The Collection museum in Lincoln, including family workshops, guided tours, and a conference.

Monday 23rd July

  • Anglo Saxon Autopsy, 12:30pm, £3 per person
    A chance to find out what the Anglo-Saxons buried with their dead (and possibly why) at an interactive talk.

Tuesday 24th July

  • Archaeology Day
    Stalls around The Collection from various groups will give information, free informal talks take palce through the day, and there is a family friendly film and dig workshops.

Wednesday 25th July

  • Archaeology Training, 10am - 12:30pm
    This training session, aimed at 13 - 18 year olds, will be as hands-on as possible! You will be taught the basic skills of being an archaeologist including surveying a site (outside if the sun shines), digging (in a simulated dig), recording and analysing artefacts. Booking essential.

Thursday 26th July

  • Archaeology for Everyone Conference, 10am - 4pm, £25 per person
    A mini-conference for people interested about knowing more about archaeology. Booking essential.

Friday 27th July

  • Lunchtime lecture - 'The Origins of the Olympians', 12:30pm, £3 per person
    Join Collections Development Officer Antony Lee for an exploration of how the ancient Greeks thought the universe began, and some of the strange stories surrounding how their gods came into being. Booking essential.

Saturday 28th July

  • Guided Tours of Posterngate, 10am - 3:30pm, £3 adults £2 children
    The Roman Posterngate is open with guided tours through the day. Note that the entrance is on Saltergate, not at The Collection.

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Times & Prices

Events throughout the week from Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th July.

Admission varies depending on event. See full details and booking options on The Collection's website.

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