25th Sep, 2017

Chance to take a look at historic Roman coins at the Almonry

Joshua Godfrey 15th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE BREDON Hill Roman hoard collection is set to go on display at the Almonry Museum tomorrow (Saturday).

To celebrate the opening, the Almonry and Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology and South Worcestershire Archaeology Group is holding a free family fun day from 11am until 4pm where visitors will be able to get up close to the Roman artefacts.

It will be the first time the hoard of Roman coins will be on display outside of Worcester and they’ll be shown alongside the museum’s own Roman collection.

At the event visitors will be able to find out how archaeologists use pottery, bones and microscopic remains to find out how our ancestors lived.

Budding archaeologists will also have the opportunity to get their finds identified by an archaeologist, as well as a chance to meet a Roman soldier and see a demonstration of coin striking.

There will also be a themed trail around the museum and the chance to get creative with a Roman themed craft activity for only £1.

Ashleigh Jayes, Manager at the Almonry, said: “We are so excited to be displaying this amazing collection of Roman coins. It’s a fascinating insight into the history of Bredon Hill and the surrounding area.”

Visit www.almonryevesham.org for more information on events being held at the Almonry throughout the summer.

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