A special event arranged by Bristol Museum that includes displays by local societies, commercial archaeologists, re-enactors, archaeology clubs, artists, musicians and many more. There will be something for everyone and for all ages. BAAS plan to have a display featured and volunteers to support this initiative are warmly welcomed.
Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology 2019 Line Up:
Abona paintings – Local artist Chris Molan displays historical illustrations including reconstructions of the Roman town of Abona and Bristol Castle.
Archeoscan – Learn about recent excavations at Ashton Court, explore finds from the site and discover how to get involved next year.
Avon Archaeology Ltd – Meet local archaeologists, find out about their latest fieldwork and discover how drones are used in archaeology.
Bath and Counties Archaeological Society – Visit displays showcasing BACAS’ recent projects and get hands on with their geophysics equipment.
Battle Archery Ltd – Have a go at archery! See how many targets you can hit on our pop up range.
Blaise Community Gardens – Meet our local gardeners and sample their home made refreshments.
Blaise Dairy Gardens – Explore the picturesque Dairy open especially for the festival.
Bristol & Avon Archaeological Society – Learn all about BAAS and their exciting programme of walks and talks.
Bristol Culture – Find out about M Shed’s latest exhibition Aardman: Animating Early Man and make a prehistoric inspired bracelet to take home.
Clifton Antiquarian Club – Hear about the club’s latest talks, field trips, excavation opportunities and work with younger archaeologists.
Cotswold Archaeology – Meet archaeologists to chat about recent projects, discover Bristol’s part in WWII aircraft production and decorate your own mini airplane to take home.
Costume – Try Iron Age, Roman and Medieval costumes on with the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.
Egypt Society of Bristol & KEMET KLUB- Find out about the activities of your local Egypt Societies and take a guided tour to Victorian pioneer Egyptologist Amelia Edwards’ grave.
English Heritage – Meet archaeologists from English Heritage, learn about local sites and investigate finds from their amazing collections.
Friends of Blaise – Take an archaeologically inspired tour of the Blaise Estate and a trip to the Blaise Castle Folly.
The Little Book Lady – Browse Usborne Books archaeology and history range for children, have a go at one of their craft activities and listen to a story.
Marion Brown – Make a bracelet Viking-style using the ancient art of trollen weaving.
Medieval Music – Meet our medieval musicians, discover their collection of instruments and listen to tuneful music.
Portable Antiquities Scheme – Bring your finds to be identified by our friendly Finds Officer and make an Iron Age coin.
Prehistoric feast – Discover which foods were eaten in prehistory and try some tasty Iron Age treats with the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.
SS Great Britain – Learn more about the SS Great Britain and its voyages with a giant map of the world, mystery objects and dressing up!
St Mary’s Church Henbury – Discover the fascinating history of the church on Blaise’s doorstep and meet parish historians.
Survival School Bristol – Discover the work of experimental archaeologists and learn some of the skills needed to survive prehistory with our excellent local tutors.
The Travelling History Company – Find out about archaeological outreach and bespoke excursions for primary schools, secondary schools and home educators.
The University of Bristol – Meet staff and students to find out about their latest research. Have a go at ancient Egyptian inspired crafts and make a scarab beetle or a pharaohs mask.
Wessex Archaeology –Join our friendly archaeologists to hear about their latest fieldwork before taking part in a ‘mini excavation’, a fun packed quiz and making a prehistoric urn.
The Young Archaeologist Club – Find out what the Young Archaeologist Club have been up to, have your face painted like an Iron Age warrior and make a prehistoric pot to take away.
Westencynn – Explore our Saxon camp with re-enactors practicing woodcarving, calligraphy, spinning, leatherwork and more. Watch combat demonstrations or train to be a mini warrior.