Garstang Museum of Archaeology: Family Saturday

10:00am - 2:00pm / Saturday 20th July 2019 / Venue: This event will take place in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Social Event / Category: Department
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  • Suitable for: Families and younger children
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The Garstang Museum is opening its doors for a family friendly Open-Day with a variety of engaging educational talks and fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

Our expert-led object handling sessions will give the public the chance to interact with the Museum's archaeology collection like never before. In this tactile session, the public can learn about how each of the objects was fabricated and their function in antiquity.

Our Museum staff will be providing in-depth tours of the collection throughout the day, being guided through each of the fascinating objects on display. You can also get a glimpse of the Garstang Mummy and even see inside the wrappings with our display of x-ray images.

Children and grown-ups alike can try their hand at our make your own Cuneiform tablets activity and inscribe your name in terracotta clay using the ancient Ugarit alphabet. Not only is this activity a great deal of fun, but it serves as a lesson in the difficulties of translating phrases from one language to another. Since many of the usual sounds found in English don't exist in the Ugarit alphabet, students have to get creative when attempting to write their intended phrase.

The Family Saturday at the Garstang is set to be a full celebration, with a face painter and Egyptian dress-up box for those who wish to really get into the spirit of things.

Booking information
No booking required, just come along and enjoy the day.

Fees information
This event is completely free.