Festival of Archaeology Showground

Saturday, July 23, 2016 to Sunday, July 24, 2016

Booking: No booking required.

£2 donation

The grounds of the museum will be packed with archaeology, living history and heritage stands.
Take part in a huge range of activities including sand-pit digs, have a go archery, train a knight sessions, try on armour, making mythical creatures from clay, historically themed craft activities, artefact handling, stonemasonry and much more.   
Meet a wide range of re-enactors and see demonstrations including archery, life in Roman Britain, Medieval swordsmanship, stained glass, ancient metal casting and pottery. 
Refreshments will be available throughout the day. 
Entry £2 donation to the Showground and Museum. 
Festival stands include: 
College of Chivalry 
Swordsmanship demonstrations, try on armour and displays of Medieval life
Companions of the Longbow
Ancient archery demonstrations and have a go archery 
Legio II Augusta 
Find out what life was like in Roman Britain and see inside a Roman field tent. 
Stonemasons from Salisbury Cathedral 
See stonemasonry in action and try it yourself. 
Ancient Wessex Network
Find out about ancient skills such as metal casting and pottery making. 
Stained glass demonstrations 
Watch demonstrations from a team of experts 
Southampton University 
Try a timeline themed family activity 
National Trust – Stonehenge
Climb on board the engagement trailer and try a range of hands-on activities   
Friends of Clarendon 
Find out more about Clarendon Palace, one of only a handful of sites occupied from royalty from the Norman Conquest to the Tudor period. 
Salisbury Cathedral Education Department
Make a clay mythical creature
Wessex Academy for Field Archaeology (WAFA) Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) and CBA Wessex
Find out about the important work of these three organisations and try hands-on activities. 
Wessex Archaeology 
Learn about the work of Wessex Archaeology and try activities for younger archaeology enthusiasts. 
Venue: All Museum »