Discover the art of the oldest craft in the world: Flintknapping.

  • Booking essential

How did our earliest ancestors make tools to survive through the Stone Age? Find out with experimental archaeologist James Dilley who will guide you through the process of making your flint tools to take home at the end. The oldest flint tools found in Britain date to around 1 million years ago, the latest around 3000 years ago so you will have the chance to try your hand at a process used for 99.7% of human presence in Britain!


Event ticket prices
  • All £70.00
    Includes park entry and all materials

The basics

Booking details
Call 01625 374428
Suitable for adults and children aged 14+
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please park at the Old Hall car park. From here, it is a short walk to the Old Hall, where you will meet.
What to bring and wear
Please be dressed for the outdoors, including waterproof and strong footwear. The Old Hall is an unheated building, so sufficient layers for warmth is essential.
There is some disabled parking close to the Hall. For queries about disabled access, please phone Tatton Park.
The aim of the day will be for attendees to go home with a variety of different stone tools they have made, new flintknapping skills and a new appreciation for prehistoric technology. James is currently at the University of Southampton studying prehistoric projectile and spear technology. He frequently appears on TV such as on BBC Coast, Time Team and Invasion with Dr. Sam Willis (to be broadcast in early December). You can see some of James's work on display at Stonehenge at in the British Museum's new Sir Joseph Hotung gallery. Guidance will be on-hand at all times.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 October 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Tatton education
Call 01625 374428

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