Archive for January, 2017


Juliet F
January 5th, 2017

Half term historical adventures

**Update** – Both adventure days at the Museum are now sold out. The schools tour is almost fully booked too but there are still a handful of dates left so please get in touch if you would like to book this programme.

 

Rehearsals for Buried History, our new tour for KS2 exploring Anglo Saxon history and the Staffordshire Hoard are going really well. We’re working in partnership with Birmingham Museum on the project and have put together a special package of half term activities at the museum.

We’ve put together an Anglo Saxon drama adventure day that will run on both Wednesday 22nd February and Thursday 23rd February from 11am – 2pm. It costs just £3 per person and you’ll need to bring a packed lunch.

Book online here or phone: 0121 348 8038.

The day features a performance of Buried History, a chance to see the hoard itself and interactive activities exploring Anglo Saxon life and culture developed by digital specialists C&T.

Travel back in time to the 7th century, when the powerful Kingdom of Mercia was engaged in battles over territory between Christians and Pagans. It’s during this volatile time that it’s believed that the Staffordshire Hoard was buried.

Discovered by chance in a field by a metal detectorist, the Hoard is the largest cache of Anglo Saxon gold and silver ever found, comprising thousands of beautiful and intricate objects. Despite years of painstaking research, how and why it came to be buried and who it belonged to remains a mystery. Can you solve this archaeological whodunnit?

Please get in touch on 0121 265 4425 if you would like to book the version we deliver in schools this term. There are only a handful of dates available.

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