Sat, 23 Jul|
Festival of Archaeology - Marvellous Metals: Youth Day
Join AncientCraft for a free activity day for 8-16 year-olds as we explore metal in the past through a series of hands-on activities and live demonstrations.
Time & Location
23 Jul 2022, 11:00 – 15:00
Eccleshill, 235 Moorside Rd, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP, UK
Metal has played a huge part in the human past for thousands of years, from everyday nails and cutlery to ornate jewellery and armour. The technology to create metal objects, the raw materials and finished products have undertaken many journeys across time and landscapes.
This free activity day for 8-16 year-olds will explore metal in the past through a series of hands-on activities and live demonstrations.
Participants will be joined by AncientCraft who will be casting Bronze Age artefacts on a charcoal fuelled furnace using leather bellows. They will create their own early medieval gilding with artist Jessica Elleray and join the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) from the British Museum to explore how metalwork from the archaeological record is recorded through a series of hands-on activities with real archaeological objects from their collection.