Anglo-Saxon Family Fun Weekend

@ Durham Cathedral

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12 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

10.30am – 4.00pm // 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Some small charges for some specific activities

A family fun weekend celebrating the launch of the Treasures of St Cuthbert exhibition, on permanent display in Open Treasure from Saturday 29 July. Meet the Anglo-Saxon traders, raiders and craftspeople as they take up temporary residence within the Cathedral grounds and let your senses delight in the sights, sounds and smells from a bygone era.

See demonstrations of pastimes and skills that filled their daily life. Be amazed by the 10m long ship and find out about Anglo-Saxon navigation, fishing and net making. Learn about building crafts and architectural thinking of the day. Join in with games, grind flour using a quern stone, try on some Anglo-Saxon clothing, prepare yourself for battle, paint using natural pigments and much more – the choice is yours! An exciting and educational experience for everyone.

A free event* open to all. No need to book.

* Please note, there will be small charge for some optional activities.

For further information contact education@durhamcathedral.co.uk
or call 0191 374 4070.

Venue
Durham Cathedral
The College
County Durham
DH1 3EQ

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