Why were the early Anglo-Saxons buried alongside a range of artefacts? Investigate what this tells us about life during the early middle ages. Dress up in replica costumes and consider how the Anglo-Saxons made their clothes. View the facial reconstruction of a female Anglo-Saxon skull found in Lincoln.
What life was like for people during Anglo-Saxon times can feel like a bit of a mystery. How can we find out about their lives and why were the Anglo-Saxons so precious about their hair? These workshops help you to ask questions and start to piece together information from the evidence we have. Look at how archaeologists interpret the past from the artefacts buried with the dead.
Workshop options to choose from are:
Gallery tour: Gallery tour with clothing activity and object handling.
Play: Historical Drama/Role Play about early medieval rulers Aethelred the Unready.
Dig: Explore the Anglo-Saxon finds in a mini dig.
Autopsy: Take part in an Anglo-Saxon Autopsy investigating a furnished grave and making deductions about the people who lived at the time.
Creative Arts: Art and Design activities including Anglo-Saxon combs, jewellery and shields.