Bolling Hall Museum
Cliffe Castle Museum

Experimental archaeology demonstration day at Cliffe Castle Museum

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

About this event

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cliffe Castle Museum

Did you know that rocks ring and can be made into musical instruments?
Come and join us in the park at Cliffe Castle for an experimental archaeology day and watch a demonstration of stone shaping inspired by our newly restored musical stones.
As part of the festival of archaeology, local stonemason Chris Swales will be knapping and shaping stones throughout the day. He will be accompanied by Bobbie Millar from Quarry Arts and Heather Millard from Cliffe Castle who will be talking about the history of the musical stones in the museum collection.
You’ll also have the opportunity to play the musical stones for yourself, now displayed in the museum conservatory. This project has been funded by the Arts Council and local community groups to create new frames to re-display the stones after nearly 60 years in storage.
The event is free and you’re welcome to drop in anytime between 11am – 3pm to see the stonemason at work and ask any questions.
Please note the event will be cancelled if the weather is windy or very wet, please check with the museum if you are travelling especially for the event.

Cliffe Castle Museum

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH
Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By public transport

Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from the railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station. Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

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