Family Drop-ins

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Roman Pots

Family Drop-in & Discovery Zone

Saturday 21 October, 10-11am

Learn about Roman pottery and how it was used through examining real Roman pot shards and handling replica pots. Then decorate your own pot on paper and assemble the mock pieces as an archaeologist would do.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 5 and above

 

Mythical Masks

Family Drop-in & Discovery Zone

Saturday 21 October, 11-12pm

Learn about Roman myths through stories and objects. Create your own mask based on a character from Roman myth and legend and put it on for a fantastical photo.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 5 and above

 

Tombstones

Discovery Zone

Thursday 26 October, 11-12.30pm

Come and be an archaeologist! Learn to decode the Museums Roman tombstone inscriptions including the recently discovered Bodicacia tombstone. Have a go at using the Roman alphabet to write your own name.

Included in admission. Free for season ticket holders

 

Christmas Decorations

Family Drop-in

Monday 18 December, 10-11am

At this special time of year, join us to make a special memento. These sparkly decorations will look festive on a tree, and are small enough to post to friends and family the world over. Help your child design something special to mark this celebratory season.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 3 and above

 

Medieval New Year’s Greetings

Family Drop-in

Thursday 28 December, 10-11am

In the Middle Ages monks and nuns sent greetings at New Years instead of Christmas, along with sweets and remedies made in their herb gardens. Join us to create a printed and coloured New Year’s greeting to take home.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 3 and above

 

Beaker Burials

Family Drop-in

Tuesday 13 February, 10-11am

Come to the museum to learn about the Beaker people and make your own beaker burial to take home.

Cost: £2.50 per child £1.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 3 and above

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Stone Age Flint

Discovery Zone

Thursday 15 February, 11.30-12.30pm

How did Stone Age people make arrowheads and knives 6000 years ago and what did they use them for? Have a go at identifying the human made tools yourself and learn from James our Collections Officer. See some artefacts which have never been displayed. All welcome at this Discovery Zone.

Included in admission. Free for season ticket holders

 

Prehistoric Tools

Discovery Zone

Monday 9 April, 11-12.30pm

This discovery zone will give visitors the rare opportunity to handle real prehistoric tools found in the Cotswold and learn how they would have been used.

Included in admission. Free for season ticket holders

 

Heraldic Designs

Family Drop-in

Thursday 12 April, 10-11am

Medieval people made colourful “brands” for their families, using animals, mottos and symbols. These would decorate their houses, banners, armour and horses, and would help to identify them on the battlefield and in jousting tournaments. Join us to create your own heraldic design to take home.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 3 and above

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