This autumn we have a number of very exciting new topics programmed for our Young Archaeologists’ Club, as well as the chance to be involved in a real archaeology dig here on Fulham Palace grounds!
Saturday 16, September – Iron Age Grain Storage Pits
During the Iron Age seed grain was placed in underground pits following the autumn harvest and stored there until settlers were ready to sow them in the Springtime. In this hands-on session we will be creating our own Palace silos underground and placing grain into storage for the Winter. Join us again in Spring to see if they have survived the long Winter and rustle up some Iron Age delicacies to eat!
Saturday 14, October – Dovecote Dig
This October we are extremely excited to host our own archaeological excavation at Fulham Palace in a search for the long lost Tudor Dovecote. Our area of focus is also believed to be the location of the early medieval manor, so we hope to discover some truly sensational finds! During their session in October, our Young Archaeologists will have the opportunity to dig on the site, as well as handle artefacts and learn how to excavate and record archaeology with professional archaeologists. There will also be several additional exclusive opportunities for members of YAC to excavate during the dig.
Saturday 18 November – Coin Forging
At the time Fulham Palace began to develop as a Roman settlement the Roman Empire was suffering from monetary problems, leading to the widespread forging of coins throughout the London region! In this session we will be attempting to create our own fake coins, following in the footsteps of the Romans 1,750 years ago.
Details: £45.50 for termly membership. Booking essential, click here to book Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds, young people attend independently. Sessions take place in the Jessie Mylne Education Centre.