Discover your inner Indiana Jones with archaeology events in Chippenham (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Discover your inner Indiana Jones with archaeology events in Chippenham
4:57pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 in Chippenham
Budding Indiana Jones’s of all ages can get hands-on experience of what it’s like to be an archaeologist with hundreds of UK events organised to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology this summer.
On Wednesday, July 25, Chippenham Museum will be joining in the fun with a special free activity day. Find out how King Alfred changed history at Chippenham.
New for this year will be short walks around the town by King Alfred himself and a special appearance by Kim the Viking.
Plus, visitors can learn the ancient skills of flint knapping and metal working with experts Karl Lee and Neil Burridge or make their own clay pots, jewellery or mosaics with the museum's education team.
There will even be experts on hand to help identify your archaeological finds.
The day runs between 10am and 4pm.
* On Saturday, July 21 between 10.30am and noon there will be a guided walk entitled From Alfred to Brunel. Meet at the Buttercross in the Market Place, near the museum for a walk around the historic and archaeological sites of Chippenham Town Centre.