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Young Archaeologists in action

26 January 2015 by Liz

Young archaeologist washes finds on site in Rainford

Young archaeologist washes finds on site in Rainford

The Museum of Liverpool hosts the Mersey and Dee branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club. The club is open to anyone aged 8-17 who fancies learning a bit more about the past and the work of archaeologists.

Through 2015 members will enjoy a range of different sessions and visits. The programme will kick off in February with an introduction to digging, planning and drawing – the key skills of archaeology. The group will have a go at digging in the comfort of the Museum of Liverpool with our Let’s Dig trays!

In April, in celebration of World Heritage Day, the group will explore some of the issues of heritage preservation, especially focussing on the example of the Carnegie Heritage Hub, Lister Drive, Liverpool.

In the summer the Young Archaeologists always get out and about doing some fieldwork, and they’ll be back out in the field in August.

Taking in some of the amazing collections of National Museums Liverpool, the group will be visiting World Museum to see some of the Anglo Saxon displays in October.

And at the end of the year a Winter Solstice Party will round off a fun programme of activities.

The group meet on Saturday mornings, and there will be some special 2015 school holiday sessions too. If there’s someone in your clan aged 8-17 who might be interested, and you’d like to know more about becoming a Young Archaeologist please contact branch leader, liz.stewart@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

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