Once again Salisbury Museum is playing host to this year’s free National Archaeology Day on July 16th. Staff from Wessex Archaeology, the Wiltshire Conservation Centre and the Museum are joining forces to make this the biggest and best opportunity for everyone to enjoy archaeology at first hand. This year the theme is ’stone and glass’, so as well as the ever popular mini-digs and the chance to find out more about marine archaeology, there will be other activities with stone and glass in mind, from making a gargoyle to decorating a medieval goblet. The fun will begin at 10.00am when Phil Harding of Time Team and Wessex Archaeology opens the event. Phil will be demonstrating flint knapping throughout the day, and there will also be a chance to see the Cathedral stonemasons at work. There really will be something for everyone - from the gripping tales of storyteller Mike O’Leary to the Stonehenge lecture given by Dr Julie Gardiner.

Eight hundred people came to last year’s event, and this National Archaeology Day promises to be more popular than ever.