Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford Industrial Museum

Festival of Archaeology youth activity day: Marvellous Metals: getting hands-on with the past

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

About this event

11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bradford Industrial Museum

Join us for a free youth activity day to mark the Festival of Archaeology
Metal has played a huge part in the human past for thousands of years, from everyday nails and cutlery to ornate jewellery and armour. The technology to create metal objects, the raw materials and finished products have undertaken many journeys across time and landscapes.
This free activity day for 8-16 year-olds will explore metal in the past through a series of hands-on activities and live demonstrations.
Participants will be joined by AncientCraft who will be casting Bronze Age artefacts on a charcoal fuelled furnace using leather bellows. They will create their own early medieval gilding with artist Jessica Elleray and join the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) from the British Museum to explore how metalwork from the archaeological record is recorded through a series of hands-on activities with real archaeological objects from their collection.
Lunch will be provided free of charge and all participants will be eligible for a £20 travel bursary.
More info here.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Address
Moorside Mills, Moorside Road Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP
Opening times

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

By car

Signposted from Bradford Ring Road and Harrogate Road (A658). Bus 645 from Market Street or Hall Ings. All buses stop at Moorside Road. On the museum site there is free car parking and disabled car parking.

By public transport

From Bradford City Centre, the 660 bus departs from Drake Street stop D1, (alight at Moorside Road), and the 645 departs from Hall Ings stop H11, (alight at Harrogate Road then an approx 10 min walk).

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

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