On the 22nd July 2013, as part of the CBA Festival of British Archaeology, a rare opportunity to tour the Dorset County Museum’s archaeology store in All Saint’s Church, High East Street, Dorchester. Tours will commence from the Museum at: 10.30am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The Ticket Price of 36.50 includes admission to the museum
If you have any finds from metal detecting, field walking or casual finds. from gardening etc. This includes metal objects such as coins, buckles, brooches and tools, as well as pottery, tile and worked stone and want to know more about them, show them to Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, Finds Liaison Officer for Somerset and Dorset Portable Antiquities Scheme, who is holding a finds identification ‘surgery’ at the museum. We will identify your finds and then, depending on their date and type, decide if they need to be recorded in more detail.
On the 28th July 2013 there will be a rare opportunity to go inside Dorchester’s Roman Town House and see the beautiful mosaic floors at close range. Tours will commence from the Town House at: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. £6.50 for adults, accompanied children are free (this ticket also entitles you to entry to the Museum). As numbers are limited, please book your ticket through the Museum shop.
For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
- Festival of Archaeology – http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk
- Portable Antiquities Scheme (Dorset) – http://www.dorsetforyou.com/pas
- Portable Antiquities Scheme (Nationwide) – http://finds.org.uk
- Dorset Archaeological Days 2013 – http://www.dorsetforyou.com/386714