2018 Heritage Open Days

datePosted on 10:08, July 25th, 2018

2018 Heritage Open Days 13 to 16 September – Winchester Cathedral Inner Close

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a preview of the Norman cloister arch along with other key finds from the community digs in King Alfred Terrace

See the display of medieval encaustic tiles and take up the challenge of making one yourself!

Community Dig Display

Reconstruction of the cloister arcade of Hyde Abbey (Photo Mike Caldwell)

Preview the reconstructed Norman cloister arch – before it arrives in Winchester Museum
The amazing finds from this year’s dig will be on display, ranging from a miniature head carved from stone in the 12th century, to a half round column made from limestone formed in the Roman aquaduct to Winchester.
See how the archaeology from the digs in the three gardens has redrawn the outline of Hyde Abbey cloister

Medieval Tiles Workshops

Find out how tiles were made in medieval times and try your hand at the making one yourself!
Hyde900 are putting on a display of tiles found in the Winchester area – including those from the great abbey that existed at Hyde, just to the north of Winchester. You can find out how they were made and have a go yourself at making them in the medieval manner– but be prepared to get your hands dirty! Numbers are limited to 6 per workshop session and sessions will take place hourly over the event. They will be on a strictly bookable basis only. Children are welcome. For a fee Hyde900 can arrange to have your tile glazed and fired – but at the tile makers risk!

More on https://www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/events/2018/9/13/hyde900-2018-hyde-abbey-dig-finds-display-and-medieval-tile-workshop
Book on line on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hyde-900-tile-making-workshop-tickets-47174216351

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