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Gloucester City Museum Official Opening


One of Time Teams most loved characters, Phil Harding will be at the City Museum on Gloucester Day  (September 3rd) at 2.45pm to cut the ribbon and officially launch Gloucester’s newly renovated museum.

To celebrate Gloucester Day and the City Museums launch, a fun packed day of living history will be put on behind the City Museum on the bowling green next to Constitution Walk.  From 10am to 5pm expect to see and interact with people from the Iron age, World War 2 and Roman times, chat to the Victorian family or see what services the Medieval barber surgeon has to offer.  Old and new games for all the family will be available along with themed craft activities.  Local expert Kurt Adams will be on hand to identify objects you have found at home and both real and replica objects from throughout history will be available to investigate.

In partnership with BBC Learning as part of this summer’s Dig 360 season, two raised archaeological digs will also be set up for all the family to have a go at digging up and identifying objects they have found and County archaeologist Anna Morris will be on hand to help out.  With the amazing interactive sculpture exhibition inside the museum, a themed menu in Café Nerva, a whole new museum to discover and the historic Gloucester Day Parade stopping outside the museum front at 2.45pm to view the ribbon being cut by Phil Harding, it will be a day to be remembered.
Activities include:

  • Learning excavations digs - Roman & WW2
  • Re-enactors - WW2 – dig for victory activity, Roman soldier, medieval barber surgeon, Victorian Family, Iron Age Princess
  • Gallery Tours
  • Drop session and display on how the museum transformation was achieved
  • History talks in the Wheatstone Hall
  • Dug up anything interesting?? Talk to local expert in identifying objects found at home - Kurt Adams
  • Artifact handling
  • Guess the mystery objects
  • Kimbrose exhibition - local history story
  • Hall of names - Discover the history of your family name
  • Games - Rotting game, Stratigraphy game, sherd measuring, Quoites
  • Local Roman dice games demonstration stall
  • Archaeological themed crafts for all the family
  • Community projects/County Archaeology Displays
  • Medieval tent raising
  • Themed menu in Cafe Nerva

Explore Gloucestershire
26 August 2011


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