On Saturday 23rd July there will be a day of free family fun on the Blaise Castle Estate celebrating Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology!
From 11am – 4pm, children and families will be able to join a whole host of Roman re-enactors, archaeologists and community groups and become an archaeologist for the day to mark the national Festival of Archaeology.
Families can have a go at a variety of craft activities including making their own Roman gladiator helmets, an Iron Age torch, a mini-mosaic or a prehistoric pot. Budding archaeologists can have a go at one of our ‘mini excavations’, play a number of archaeological games, have their faces painted Iron Age style and dress up in Iron Age, Roman and Medieval costumes.
Visitors are invited to try their hand at geophysics, handle real archaeological artefacts, watch demonstrations from friendly Roman soldiers the Ermine St Guard and take tours to Blaise Castle and the archaeologist, Amelia Edward’s grave.
There will also be opportunities to a mini exhibition of paintings showing Roman Sea Mills and visit stalls showcasing the work of Wessex Archaeology, Cotswold Archaeology, Bristol University, the Young Archaeologists, Egypt Society of Bristol and the Kemet Klub, Bristol & Avon Archaeological Society, Clifton Antiquarian Club and many more.
You can find Blaise Castle House Museum on Henbury Road, BS10 7QS. Have a good time!
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