Archaeology Festival at Museum of Liverpool

THE Museum of Liverpool is digging around the history of the local area with events for all the family from 22 to 30 July 2017. From the five thousand year old technique of using a bow drill to make a Stone Age pendant, to 21st century facial reconstruction technology from Liverpool John Moores University’s Face Lab, visitors can get hands-on with some of the most exciting aspects of archaeological work. The programme of treasure hunts, talks, trails, object-handling and more, promises to be a perfect start to the summer holidays and opportunity to develop a love for history and an appreciation for Merseyside’s dynamic past. Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment at the Museum of Liverpool, said:  “July is always an exciting time of year for the archaeology team at Museum of Liverpool, as we celebrate the annual, national, Festival of Archaeology. “We’re hosting an array of fun activities for people of all ages with an interest in archaeology and history, as well as for those who might be new to the subject. Throughout the nine days visitors can discover Liverpool’s lost castles, make a piece of Roman-inspired jewellery and learn how archaeologists find and record the objects we see on display in Museums. “The Festival of Archaeology is a national scheme co-ordinated by the Council of British Archaeology. We’re extremely proud that the Museum of Liverpool is the largest hub of events in the North West, reflecting the importance of the archaeological work undertaken by our team.” For a full list of events visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/archaeology