Finds Roadshow

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Saturday 20 May 2006

Great Court

11.00-16:00: Finds identification & recording (have your archaeological finds identified by experts from the British Museum and Portable Antiquities Scheme).

Conservation advice & XRF machine (get advice on how to conserve your finds and have them analysed by British Museum experts – XRF kindly supplied by Oxford Instruments).

Finds displays (displays of recent finds found by metal-detector users).

Roman, Viking and Elizabethan re-enactors (meet your favourite historical characters and experience the times they lived in – if weather is fine the Viking camp will be outside in the front court).

Demonstration of the virtual Anglo-Saxon village of West Mucking (hear about the village and then go and explore it yourself in the Reading Room – see below).

13.00: Viking Battle (outside in the front court if weather is fine).

15.30: Viking Battle (outside in the front court if weather is fine).

Reading Room

10.00-16.00: Family Back Packs (find out about archaeology using our Archaeology family back pack - available from the Enquiry desk in the Reading Room).

10.00-17.00: Family Trails (find out about Anglo-Saxon objects with the Exploring Britain family trail - available from the front desk in the Reading Room).

10.00-17.30: Virtual Anglo-Saxon village of West Mucking (explore the village yourself and have a go at some archaeological field-work).

11.00-11.30 Object handling (handle real archaeological finds in the Children’s library).

12.00-12.30: Object handling (handle real archaeological finds in the Children’s library).

14.00-14.30: Story-telling (hear a story in the Children’s library).

15.00-15.30: Story-telling (hear a story in the Children’s library).

Galleries

11.00-16.00: Object handling (handle real archaeological finds – Room 36).

12.30-13.00: Talk: terrible Tudors tamed (Silke Ackerman, Room 46).

13.30-14.00: Talk: Viking Treasure - the Cuerdale Hoard (Barry Ager, Room 41).

14.00-14.30: Talk: England's answer to Charlemagne? The new gold coin of Coenwulf of Mercia (Gareth Williams, Room 68).

14.30-15.00: Talk: Treasure of Celtic Europe & Roman Britain (Richard Hobbs, Room 2).

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