10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday
Join us for a family-friendly, unique weekend of heritage, archaeology and living history. Now a firm fixture in the museum programme, this will include two days of talks on some of the hottest archaeological topics, which will run quite literally from fact to fiction. The dynamic showground outside will mean fun for archaeology fans of all ages - no spades necessary...
STOP PRESS! Historical novelist Lindsey Davis will be signing copies of her latest book 'Pandora's Boy' in the museum shop at 1pm on Saturday 21 July
STOP PRESS! We are thrilled to announce your chance to meet Nicola Ford, author of 'The Hidden Bones', who will be on the back lawn on Sunday 22 July at 1pm and 2.30pm signing copies of her book
Here is this year's programme of talks. To book tickets for any of these talks, please click HERE
If you are a museum member and have not received your discount code for booking Festival tickets online, please contact the museum on 01722 332151.
Saturday 21 July
10.30 - 11.30 Dr Ellen Royrvik ‘Are you a Viking? A Legacy Explored’
12.00 - 13.00 Lindsey Davis, author of the much-loved ‘Falco’ series of historical novels
13.30 - 14.30 Richard Osgood ‘Operation Nightingale’s search for WWI Mk II Tanks at Bullecourt’
15.00 - 16.00 Alex Hildred ‘Henry VIII’s Mary Rose – Workplace, Home, Tomb’
Sunday 22 July
10.30 - 11.30 Kris Strutt from Southampton University and Dr Alex Langlands from Swansea University will be leading a pop-up talk on the Old Sarum Project THIS TALK WILL BE FREE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, 100 seats
12.00 - 13.00 Dr Louise Loe and Professor Margaret Cox ‘Uncovering the Fallen: The Excavation and Analysis of 250 Soldiers of WWI in Fromelles, France’
13.30 - 14.30 Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham talking about their live dig at the museum
15.00 - 16.00 Dr David Roberts ‘Recent Historic England Fieldwork in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site