Mick Astons Young Archaeologists (Somerset)

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2nd June – Visit to the Brick and Tile Museum

Make your own Roman oil lamp at the Bridgwater Brick and Tile Museum! Due to limited places available for this activity, we will be running two sessions during the morning with 9 members in each session.

The Brick and Tile Museum, E Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 4DB.
Time to be confirmed.

12th May – Ancient woodland crafts

Join experimental archaeologist and woodcraft expert Mark Cox for a day of learning ancient woodland crafts!


7th April – Making mosaics

Make your own Roman-style mosaic to take home!

The Learning Room, Museum of Somerset 10.30am – 12.30pm

3rd March – Fieldwork activity day

Meet at Stogursey Village Hall for a morning of studying maps and artefacts from Fairfield Manor House.  Then an afternoon of practical fieldwork at the Manor itself studying and recording the House and Gardens.

10.30am at Stogursey Village Hall, 31 Town Close, Bridgwater, TA5 1RN.

4th Feb – Cave art

The earliest paintings people ever made are over 35,000 years old! What did they paint, how did they paint it and why? Make your own rock art to take home!

The Learning Room, Museum of Somerset 10.30am – 12.30pm

6th January – Japanese Archaeology

MAYA helper Caroline Pathy Barker will tell us about the treasures of the Japanese past and how we can use online resources to explore them.  Learn how to make Japanese-style archaeological pottery!

The Learning Room, Museum of Somerset 10.30am – 12.30pm

30th September: MAYA Family Archaeology Day

MAYA Family Archaeology Day at the Museum of Somerset in conjunction with the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Finds handling and identification, tours around Taunton Castle, sand pit dig and lots more!

Time: 10:30am – 4pm

29th July – Geophysical Survey at Montacute House

The South Somerset Archaeological Research Group (SSARG), in conjunction with the National Trust and Mick Aston’s Young Archaeologists, will be continuing their geophysical survey of the gardens at Montacute House as part of the Council for British Archaeology’s annual Festival of Archaeology. Timed to coincide with the Farmers Market, members of the public will be able to freely access the grounds and have a go at carrying out a resistivity survey.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Montecute 2017 poster


2nd December – Christmas Party!

A Victorian Magic Lantern Show and Christmas party in the Learning Room in the Museum of Somerset 10.30am – 12.30pm

4th November – Medieval Cartoons

Andrew Butcher is an expert on Medieval manuscripts and in his studies has come across some surprises! Find out about the Medieval sense of humour and the hidden jokes and cartoons in ancient manuscripts.

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