Last weekend The Salisbury Museum came alive for the 25th Festival of Archaeology with re-enactors, archaeologists and thousands of visitors getting hands-on with heritage. Some of the biggest names in British archaeology gave talks in the marquee; archers loosed arrows in the gardens; the air rang with the sound of prehistoric musicians; dancers danced and dyers dyed (and spun, and weaved!); and celebrity archaeologist (and all round nice guy) Phil Harding kept rapt audiences engaged with the art of flint knapping.
Our team on the Wessex Archaeology stand were getting down and digging – helping young people learn about our past, and keeping the grown-ups busy with our Coastal & Marine handling collection.
So thank you to The Salisbury Museum for hosting the biggest and boldest Festival yet, and thank you to everyone who visited us to make it a success.