Explore Stone Age and Bronze Age Wiltshire using a range of materials from the Wiltshire County Archaeology service, including the Historic Environment Record. Pupils will investigate the prehistory of the local area of your choice (within Wiltshire and Swindon) using the following sources:
- Local maps.
- Aerial photographs.
- Objects from excavations to handle.
- Information on local sites and finds.
- Photographs of local excavations and finds (subject to availability).
The workshop explores how and why archaeologists investigate an area, what they find and how this adds to our knowledge of life thousands of years in the past.
Visits to the History Centre
Workshop sessions at the History Centre will use some original material from the archaeology service. All visits to the History Centre include a tour of the strongroom and use of our public facilities; lockers, toilets, vending machines, area for eating lunch. There is full disabled access and a disabled toilet.
This session is available Monday-Friday
Sessions Morning 9.30am - 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Charge £3.50 per pupil +VAT
Maximum number 30 Tues-Fri
60 on Mondays
Visits to your school
Sessions at school will be delivered using replica material.
Charge £4 per pupil+VAT
Travel costs £20