Celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse with a special day devoted to the rich and diverse archaeological heritage of our county. Meet experts from the Norfolk Historic Environment Service as you venture through the ages.
Discover what life was like in prehistoric Britain. Watch flint knapper Jason Gibbons create arrowheads and explore the different types of flint tools our ancestors used. Find out the history of the humble clay pot and make your own decorated version to take home. See some of the fascinating aerial photographs held in the archives and how these can tell us what the landscape looked like hundreds and thousands of years ago. Isn’t archaeology just rubbish? Find out for yourself with the help of a very special dustbin!
Travel forward in time and explore Norfolk under Roman rule and occupation. Make your own Roman style mosaic and find out what tantalising clues survive of this period of our history.
Stroll down to Gressenhall Farm and discover what archaeology can reveal about Medieval and Saxon Norfolk and make your own Saxon brooch. See the archaeology of the workhouse and its surroundings, and find out what this reveals about the people living and working in the area.
What lies beneath the ground we walk on? See what is being unearthed in a special test pit being excavated during the event in one of the farm’s fields.
Archaeology Day runs from 10am – 5pm.
Admission: Adult £9.30, Conc. £8.30, Young People (4-16) £6.30
Museum Pass holders FREE.