Treasure House, Beverley
A thematic look at Celtic life based around the intriguing Iron Age weapons cache discovered in South Cave in 2002 by metal detectorists, on display in the museum.
Pupils gather evidence to support a set of reasons why the swords might have been buried around 70AD, during the turbulent end of the Iron Age and the dawn of Roman Briton.
Hands-on investigations using replica and historical objects include burial practices, technologies dating back to the Stone Age, clothing, the Celtic year, Celtic 'jobs' and roles, and metal-working. The impressive iron and bronze decorated replica sword is examined to demonstrate the exquisite craftsmanship of Iron Age metal workers.
This workshop costs £60 per class of about 30 students. It takes place at the Treasure House Museum and lasts two hours. This workshop is suitable for class years 3 to 6. Support from the class teacher, teaching assistants and adult helpers is required.
To book contact the Treasure House Education Officer.