Friends of Forge Mill Needle Museum Supporting our Local Museum in Redditch

On  Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 from 11.00am to 4.00pm we had our National Archaeology Weekend which included Medieval activities enhancing our celebration of Bordesley Abbey.

In our two days of fun archaeology themed activities for all the family there was a Medieval Knight's encampment, weaponry demonstrations, medieval music and have-a-go instruments, tours of Bordesley Abbey, a 'Big Dig' in the museum's sandpit, making a Bordesley tile, St George and the Dragon Puppet Show on Sunday.

For some reason, probably the word 'archaeology' in the title, this is the least well supported of our events, but those who did come had a terrific time and it was surprising how many people spent most of the day on the site visiting the encampment, watching the various events, going on tours of the Abbey and visiting the museum.

This really is a terrific event for children of all ages and, to fully describe the range of activities available, perhaps should really be entitled 'Medieval Weekend'.

National Archaeology Weekend.

Saturday 15th  and Sunday 16th  July 2017.