Mick Aston’s Young Archaeologists meet in the morning on the first Saturday of each month, usually at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. The sessions run for approximately 2 hours. Each month we explore the past in exciting new ways including…

Ancient artefacts: How do archaeologists identify finds like pottery and ancient tools and weapons?
Experimental archaeology: Learn about ancient crafts and try your hand at making your own prehistoric artefacts.
Old bones: How can you tell a sheep bone from a cow bone? What can old bones tell you about how people used to live?

Sometimes we also run whole-day events in all sorts of different locations, e.g. visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts and taking part in excavations. Below is a list of our future events:

9th February: Medieval Cooking

2nd March: Planting a Medieval Herb Garden

6th April: Visit to Rusty YAC!

11th May: Avalon Marshes Centre

1st June: Archaeology of the Quantock Hills


Passed events this year:

5th January: Medieval Herbs

Click here to see our past events in 2016, 2017 and 2018!