Archaeology at Museum of London (21 – 22 July)

July 21, 2012toJuly 22, 2012
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Archaeology at Museum of London
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The Festival of British Archaeology is currently underway with events throughout the country. In London, The Museum of London are holding lots of different events including excavation trails, ancient object handling, tile decorating and clay making workshops for budding archaeologists.
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Venue: Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2
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Perfect For: Age 5+
Festival of British Archaeology
21 & 22 July 2012
Join staff at the Museum of London to find out about the vital role that ceramics have played in the history of the capital. Discover how and why pots were made then try crafting your own.
This special weekend of FREE family activities includes:
Inspired by ceramics
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11am – 12pm, 12.15-1.15pm, 2-3pm & 3.15-4.15pm
FREE but tickets allocated on arrival
Pots and other clay objects have shaped London’s daily life from prehistoric times to today; from eating and drinking, transporting liquids, growing plants, making music to scientific experimentation. Join the Clayground Collective to see how these objects were made and learn to make your own based on items in the Museum’s collection. 5+
Marvellous medieval tiles
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm
Find out how medieval tiles were made and decorate your own tile with the medieval design of your choice. 5+
Pottery puzzles
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11.30am – 4.30pm
Work with archaeologists from the London Archaeologist magazine to solve intriguing pottery puzzles. 5+
Hands-on pots
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11.30am – 2pm & 3-4.30pm
Join our curators for a chance to handle a wide variety of pots and other ceramic objects dating from Roman times to the 17th century. Find out what these objects can tell us about how pots were made, what they were used for and who they might have belonged to. Use your new skills and help archaeologists to sort pottery fragments. 5+
Archaeology gallery trail
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 10am – 4pm
Follow our trail through the Museum’s galleries to discover ceramic objects from excavations in London. What can these objects tell us about London’s history and the lives of Londoners? 5+
Museum of London Archaeology and the Thames Discovery Programme
Sat 21 Jul, 1-4.30pm
Find out about the work of Museum of London Archaeology and investigate some of the pottery finds from the Thames foreshore. 5+
Piecing together the past
Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11am – 1pm & 2-4pm
It is rare for complete pots to be found on excavations – many are broken into lots of small pieces. See how conservators reassemble pots by filling in and painting the gaps then have a go yourself. Discover how we learn more about how pots were used from clues left in the clay. Try your hand at making your own impressed decorations. 5+

TNR_FOBA_family12The Festival of British Archaeology is currently under way with events across the country.

In London, The Museum of London has loads of different events on, including excavation trails, ancient object handling, tile decorating and clay making workshops for budding archaeologists.  Join in at the Museum of London to find out about the vital role that ceramics have played in the history of the capital.

You can also discover how and why pots were made then try crafting your own.

Inspired by ceramics

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11am – 12pm, 12.15-1.15pm, 2-3pm & 3.15-4.15pm

FREE but tickets allocated on arrival

Pots and other clay objectshave shaped London’s daily life from prehistoric times to today; from eating and drinking, transporting liquids, growing plants, making music to scientific experimentation. Join the Clayground Collective to see how these objects were made and learn to make your own based on items in the Museum’s collection. 5+

Marvellous medieval tiles

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30-4.30pm

Find out how medieval tiles were made and decorate your own tile with the medieval design of your choice. 5+

Pottery puzzles

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11.30am – 4.30pm

Work with archaeologists from the London Archaeologist magazine to solve intriguing pottery puzzles. 5+

Hands-on pots

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11.30am – 2pm & 3-4.30pm

Join our curators for a chance to handle a wide variety of pots and other ceramic objects dating from Roman times to the 17th century. Find out what these objects can tell us about how pots were made, what they were used for and who they might have belonged to. Use your new skills and help archaeologists to sort pottery fragments. 5+

Archaeology gallery trail

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 10am – 4pm

Follow our trail through the Museum’s galleries to discover ceramic objects from excavations in London. What can these objects tell us about London’s history and the lives of Londoners? 5+

Museum of London Archaeology and the Thames Discovery Programme

Sat 21 Jul, 1-4.30pm

Find out about the work of Museum of London Archaeology and investigate some of the pottery finds from the Thames foreshore. 5+

Piecing together the past

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Jul, 11am – 1pm & 2-4pm

It is rare for complete pots to be found on excavations – many are broken into lots of small pieces. See how conservators reassemble pots by filling in and painting the gaps then have a go yourself. Discover how we learn more about how pots were used from clues left in the clay. Try your hand at making your own impressed decorations. 5+

Museum of London
London Wall, London EC2

Perfect for age 5+

www.museumoflondon.org.uk