Going Saxon at the City Museum

Press Release: 18/07/2008

A young visitor to the City Museum shows off his Saxon brooch and shield

A creative “make and take” workshop is being held at the City Museum to mark the start of the school summer holidays. Drop in and transport yourself back to the time of King Alfred by making your very own bright and colourful Saxon shield or shiny Saxon brooch.

The workshop will be held on Saturday 26th July from until at the City Museum in The Square, Winchester.  The workshop is FREE and no booking is required, so anyone can just turn up and enjoy the fun! All materials are provided.

Robin Iles, Education Officer at Winchester City Council's Museum Service, said:

“Be inspired by the amazing Anglo-Saxon artefacts on display in the museum, or get creative and design your own weird and wacky shield or brooch. You can then try on one of our replica Saxon costumes, now complete with your own creation.”

Cllr Patricia Stallard, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and Sport, added:

“Our museums offer family friendly venues and activities during the summer break, and the City Council’s museum services team aims to make history and art fun and accessible for local children and their parents.”

Admission to the City Museum is free and opening hours during the summer holidays are 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 12noon to 5pm on Sunday.