An exciting Saxon-themed day will be held at The Museum of Somerset, Taunton, on Easter Monday, 6 April 2015, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Entrance to the event is free.
Families will be able to enjoy a Living History day with a range of activities including coil pot making and wood-turning on a pole lathe. They will be able to get expert tuition on stone carving from Nick Durnan, a Somerset sculptor. There will also be Saxon games to play, trails and much more.
This is a good moment to discover the Saxons in Somerset. Earlier this year the Heritage Lottery Fund made it possible for the museum to acquire a superb Saxon sculpture of St Peter, and the recent Alfred Jewel exhibition brought almost 25,000 people to the museum.
Susie Simmons, Visitor Services Manager, said, “We are delighted to be able to use the museum courtyard for this event, as it makes such a stunning venue. After the success of the visit of the Alfred Jewel, we are pleased to be able to offer an event which helps us understand more about life during Saxon times.”
For further information please contact John French, South West Heritage Trust