Family workshop at Wisbech museum takes a look at our Saxon heritage

Wisbech museum - kids activity day - Saxon day.

Wisbech museum - kids activity day - Saxon day. - Credit: Archant

VISITORS to Wisbech Museum took a look at the life of the Saxons this week, making a shield and Sutton Hoo helmet and trying on some historic costumes.

The Saxon heritage family fun day, held on Wednesday and again tomorrow (Saturday), is part of the Summer at the Museums programme, offering drop-in activity sessions.

Robert Bell, assistant curator at the museum, said: “A Saxon re-enactor, dressed in costume, brought along a number of Saxon artefacts for visitors to admire.

“Children really enjoyed the craft sessions, making a shield and helmet and writing their names in runes.”

The free Saxon event is repeated tomorrow from 10.30am-2.30pm, entry is 50p per child. Also on Saturday, the museum will host an archeology event, when visitors can take along finds for inspection.

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Mr Bell added: “If you have found something in your back garden that needs identifying, then bring it along for an archaeologist to take a look from 10am-noon.”

Other summer drop-in workshops at the museum this summer include: Britain’s wildlife in danger (August 7), a Tudor workshop (August 14) and world wildfire in danger (August 21). Entry is 50p per child. Sessions run from 10.30am-2.30pm.

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