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Iron Age inspired beaded bracelets

Thursday 15 August, 9:30am - 2.30pm

The swirling patterns found in Iron Age art form the basis of this beading workshop where you will make your own Torc inspired bracelet to take home. All equipment included and refreshments provided, no experience necessary. Lunch not included, booking is essential

£40 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Hands on archaeology at Godalming Museum

Wednesday 28 August, 11am - 3pm

Join us at Godalming Museum to wash some of the finds found during the July excavations at Witley Camp. Meet archaeologists in charge of the excavations and find out more about the history of this important site during the First and Second World War.

Free drop-in event. For more information, please visit the Godalming Museum website.


Crochet a torc

Thursday 29 August, 10am - 3.30pm

An experienced crochet teacher will help you crochet your own life size Iron Age torc to take home. A basic level of crochet is needed (chain, slipstitch and double crochet). Please bring your own 3.5mm crochet hooks, but wool and pattern will be provided. Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Booking is essential

£40 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Witley Camp excavations

Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September, and Tuesday 10 September to Saturday 14 September

We are looking for volunteers to help us carry out archaeological investigations at Witley Camp. This military camp was in use both during the First and Second World War, and is just off the A3 on Witley and Milford Commons. Join professional archaeologists as they excavate the military camp to learn more about life for those based at Witley. All training and equipment provided. No experience necessary, so join us just for a day or for the whole excavation! All sessions are free, but booking is essential.

For more information about the above activities and projects, please contact the Community Archaeologist on 01483 518737 or email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk


Wednesday volunteering sessions

Running throughout the year, 11am - 4pm

The Wednesday Volunteering sessions run from 11am-4pm at the Surrey History Centre throughout the year, and are open to anyone regardless of experience (or lack of!). Tasks vary from sorting environmental samples, cleaning finds and marking pottery. Places are limited and booking is essential. Please email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk if you would like to book.

For more information about the above activities and projects, please contact the Community Archaeologist on 01483 518737 or email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk

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