Festival of Archaeology at Badbury Rings
Uncover 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings at a weekend of guided walks, living history and digital reconstructions, part of the Council of British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology.
- Booking not needed
- Free event
Over the weekend there will be a range of activities to get involved with.
Saturday 16 July, 10.30am and 2pm – join National Trust Archaeologist, Martin Papworth for a two hour walk of Badbury Rings. £10 per person. Pre-booking is essential. Please see separate event listing for online bookings or telephone 0344 249 1895.
Sunday 17 July, 10.30am and 2pm – join National Trust Ranger, Mark Wratten for a two hour walk of Badbury Rings understanding its significance for archaeology and nature. Free, offered on a first come, first served basis on the day.
Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July, 10am to 4pm – the National Trust is supporting Beth Darlington (Bournemouth University PhD student) to research and test different storytelling methods in prehistoric landscapes. As part of her work you will be able to discover:
• Ancient Wessex Network demonstrating a Living History area where you can learn more about bronze casting, flint knapping, pottery, textiles and jewellery
• Step inside a ‘barrow’ and discover the significance of the collections found within
• Using digital techniques get up close and personal with the Badbury Stone, one of only two known examples of Bronze Age dagger carvings
• The location and style of a roundhouse
• Much much more
We would be very grateful if following your visit you would be able to complete the feedback forms available as this will help both the National Trust and Beth Darlington in evaluating your visit.
- Meeting point
- Park at Badbury Rings car park. Located off of B3082. What3Words location - ///plea.wake.truckload
- What to bring and wear
- This is an ancient monument with uneven ground. Please wear appropriate walking shoes.