Festival of Archaeology

July 15th – 17th

The City Museum, Winchester, SO23 9ES

Representatives from Hyde900 will be on hand to explain the activities of this community group.They will be delighted to answer questions about the results of our research into the history and architecture of Hyde Abbey.

Experts will be present to discuss specialist areas of pottery, ceramics, geophysical surveying, medieval glass, stonemasonry, and monastic architecture. Children are also catered for, with opportunities to rebuild the Abbey and sort the finds from previous digs!

We will be joined outside the Museum by a team member of Winchester Excavations Committee

On Friday morning there will be the opportunity to see some of the 5kg of medieval glass found at the Hyde900 2021 dig and meet with Bronwen Stone, who is analysing it on behalf of Historic England.

On the Saturday Professor Martin Biddle will be dropping by and Mike Brace, ceramic archaeologist, will be showing some amazing examples of medieval baluster jugs, plus a segment of a face jug.

Courtesy of the Hampshire Cultural Trust the ever-popular medieval tile making will also be taking place in the City Museum over the festival. Tile makers of all ages will be able to make their own replicas of tiles found on the site of Hyde Abbey and for a small fee they can have their efforts fired and glazed.

Booking for tile making is strongly recommended. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! BOOK HERE!