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Anglo-Saxon costume demonstration

Meet our historic costume volunteers as they demonstrate the craft skills of the Anglo-Saxons and how they created clothing and accessories using natural materials.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our historic costume volunteers bring to life the sights of Anglo-Saxon England as they demonstrate the skill that went in to producing clothing using natural materials. They will take you on the whole journey demonstrating and explaining skills including spinning, dyeing, leatherwork, basket making, weaving and tablet weaving.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Demonstrations are suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

The team will be demonstrating in the courtyard near the ship sculpture (weather permitting).

What to bring and wear

Demonstrations take place outside so wear suitable outdoor clothing. In poor weather the team won't be demonstrating.

Accessibility

The courtyard is wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming events

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on
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at
10:00 to 17:00
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Festival of Archaeology: Anglo-Saxon costume demonstration 

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on
20 Jul to 27 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 15:00
+ 2 other dates or times
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on
20 Jul to 31 Oct 2024
at
10:45 to 11:15
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on
20 Jul to 28 Jul 2024
at
13:00 to 14:00
+ 2 other dates or times