Archaeology for Children

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Date(s) - 15/06/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bridlington Priory Rooms


The monastic Priory must have been a hive of craft activity in stone, wood, glass and much more. To commemorate this, Priory 900 organized a series of workshops on alternate Saturdays throughout the season. Each workshop offered a small group the chance to work with an expert to practise some of the skills involved.

Workshop Leader: Geoff Wilson

The Priory site, as it is today, hides a wealth of hidden treasure! Under the gravestones and grass of the churchyard, especially on the south side of the present church, lie all the remains of the buildings where the canons (monks) of the medieval Priory lived and worked, and indeed the larger part of the church itself, including the shrine of St John. Most of this has never been excavated, and we couldn’t do this on the day – but we did learn how to excavate and record the results, and it was fun too!

The aim of this workshop was to explain to children the process of archaeological excavation and to provide practical experience. Children were accompanied by a parent or responsible adult (18+).

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