|This summer we are back with an exciting programme of family events, celebrating the opening of our brand new King Alfred Gallery.|
Saxon Summer Family Days
Join us at the Vale and Downland Museum for our Saxon Summer Family Days! We are celebrating the opening of our brilliant new King Alfred Gallery with a very special day jam packed with everything Anglo Saxon and Viking. Our staff and volunteers will transport you back in time to over one thousand years ago with stories, objects, activities and crafts that will bring the Anglo Saxon era to life for the whole family
History Detectives: Who was buried at Sutton Hoo?
Do you have what it takes to unravel a great historical mystery? Since its discovery just under 100 years ago, the treasure-filled Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo has left historians asking who exactly the burial was for. Hone your historical detective skills and piece together the clues found at the burial site to solve the great puzzle of the empty grave.
Super Saxon Arts and Crafts: Become an Anglo Saxon Warrior
Transform yourself into an Anglo Saxon warrior at our summer arts and crafts sessions. Led by our Learning Officer, you will construct an Anglo Saxon helmet, emboss a replica silver brooch and weave a friendship bracelet using a traditional Viking weaving technique, whilst also learning about the history and significance of these objects.
Cartoon Creator: Bring the Anglo Saxon tale of Beowulf to life with your own cartoon retelling
The heroic Anglo Saxon tale of Beowulf has been shared for over a thousand years. Join us this summer as we will bring the epic saga to life for children with storytelling and cartooning. Discover the courageous and monstrous characters, create your own cartoons to retell the story, and experiment with kenning poetry to describe the vivid scenes that unfold in this thrilling Anglo Saxon tale.