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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

National Archaeology Week in Dorset - Saturday 12th – Sunday 20th July 2008

National Archaeology Week, Saturday 12th – Sunday 20th July is your unique chance to discover and explore the archaeological heritage of the United Kingdom. During this nine day event, which will run from 12th–20th July, you can take part in excavation open days, hands-on activities, family fun days, guided tours, exhibitions, lectures, ancient art and craft workshops and much, much more.

National Archaeology Week - Dorset Events:

Belts, brooches and pots
Sat 12 July 10.00-15.00
Red House Museum and Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, Dosrset BH23 1BU Visit the Red House Museum anytime between 10.00 and 3.00 on Saturday 12th July and we will help you to make your own take away brooches and belts. You can design your belt or brooch using Celtic patterns. You
can also make and decorate your own clay pot to take away.
Contact: Paul Willis, Hampshire Museums, .
T: 08456035635
W: www.hants.gov.uk/redhouse

Meet the Flintstones
Sat 19 July 10.00-16.30
The Priest’s House Museum & Garden 23-27 High Street Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1HR A family event, uncovering the Stone Age truth behind the cartoon. Admission: £1.50 (FREE admission with a Young Archaeologist’s Club membership card).
Contact: James Webb, The Priest’s House Museum &
Garden, .
T: 01202 882533
E: priestshouse@eastdorset.gov.uk
W: www.priest-house.co.uk

Archaeological Finds Surgery
Sat 12 July 10.00-15.00
The Priest’s House Museum & Garden 23-27 High Street Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1HR Have your archaeological finds identified by the county’s Finds Liaison Officer. Admission to the Museum is FREE if you bring a find for identification.
Contact: James Webb, The Priest’s House Museum & Garden, .
T: 01202 882533
E: priestshouse@eastdorset.gov.uk
W: www.priest-house.co.uk

Open Weekend at the Ancient Technology Centre
Sat 19 - Sun 20 July 10.00-16.00
Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Cranborne BH21 5RP A great opportunity to visit the Ancient Technology Centre, which is usually closed to the public and experience ancient crafts and skills through demonstrations and also hands-on activities for all the family. There will be guided tours of the reconstructed buildings on site, and opportunity to see work in progress on our latest building project – a Viking Longhouse, which when completed, will provide the centre with much needed residential facilities – further information on our dedicated website: www.vikingbuilding.com. There will be entertainment from a re-enactment group and storytelling session in the Earthouse at lunchtime. The ATC will also be hosting a Viking Re-enactment week during the week of Monday 21st July through to Saturday 25th July 2008. Details can be obtained by telephoning the Ancient Technology Centre on 01725 517 618 or via email from Pascale Barnes at p.d.barnes@dorsetcc.gov.uk.
Contact: Pascale Barnes, Ancient Technology Centre, .
T: 01725 517618
E: p.d.barnes@dorsetcc.gov.uk
W: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/outdoored

Finds Identification Day
Sat 19 July 10.00-15.00
Red House Museum Quay Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 1BU Bring your mystery or interesting garden or metal-detecting finds for examination by Rob Webley (Hampshire Finds Liaison Officer) and Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen (Dorset Finds Liaison Officer)
Contact: Rob Webley, Portable Antiquities Scheme, .
T: 01202 482860
E: rwebley@winchester.gov.uk
W: www.hants.gov.uk/redhouse

Archaeology Weekend
Sat 12 - Sun 13 July 11.00-16.00
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA.. On B3082 Blandford to Wimborne Road. 1.5 miles west of Wimborne Discover the archaeology of the parkland at the Kingston Lacy Estate. Activities and events for the whole family. Meet the National Trust archaeologists. Bring your finds on the Sunday to be identified by an archaeologist.
Contact: Kingston Lacy, The National Trust, .
T: 01202 883402
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Archaeology Days
Thu 24 - Sun 27 July 11.00-16.30
The Castle at Corfe Castle, on the A351 Wareham–Swanage road Grid Ref SY959824 Hands-on activities including environmental sample sorting, mosaic making, spinning & weaving. Living history including rope making through the ages. Also finds identification, bring along those strange objects found in your garden!
Contact: Nancy Grace, The National Trust, .
T: 01929 481294
E: nancy.grace@nationaltrust.org.uk
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Archaeology at the Abbey
Sat 19 July 11.00-16.00
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden, Park Walk, Shaftesbury SP7 8JR A chance to try out a variety of activities - dowsing, excavation, finds sorting and experimental archaeology.
Contact: Anna MacDowell, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum, .
T: 01747 852910
E: user@shaftesburyabbey.fsnet.co.uk
W: www.shaftesburyabbey.co.uk

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