Iron Age Life

Iron Age

Our Iron Age Life workshop

Our Iron Age Life Theme Day takes place in our Iron Age roundhouse and lasts for 1 hour. The objective of this workshop is for children to identify and experience Iron Age lifestyle.

During the day the children will learn about Iron Age settlements and the growth of animal husbandry and farming. In reference to this, they grind grain and create flatbreads which are cooked over the open fire in our replica roundhouse; they create butter from cream and fashion clay pottery. There are additional activities relating to the growing of crops and the evidence of Iron Age jewellery. This themed day also explains how we know so much about the people of the Iron Age and how they lived. The children take part in an archaeological ‘dig’ and have to deduce what they can from the artefacts they find.

When the children leave they will have made a small clay pot to take home. Please bring a cardboard box to transport these safely back to school.

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For further information please contact the Learning Team on or telephone 01494 875 542.



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