THERE will be something for all ages as The Salisbury Museum returns with its Festival of Archaeology later this month.

The event, which runs from Saturday, July 24 to Sunday 25, is in its sixth year. Due to Covid-19 the festival was unable to go-ahead last year.

“It is an event for everybody,” said Owain Hughes, the museum’s learning and outreach officer who is organising the festival.

There will be a series of talks on the back lawn over the weekend from Dr Phil Harding, archaeologist Alex Langlands, who is know for BBC’s Victorian Farm and has a keen interest in the history of Old Sarum, Albion Falconry, and historic musician Sophie Matthews.

And museum director Adrian Green will be selecting some items from the museum collection to talk about during the festival.

Visitors are invited to bring along a picnic to enjoy alongside the talks or treat themselves to food from the museum cafe.

The festival programme also features displays, from historic falconry, bronze-casting and textile making to live entertainment with a historical twist.

If that wasn't enough, there will be opportunities to do some hands-on activities like archery.

A £2 donation is asked per person, which also includes entry to the museum itself.

Doors open at 10am on both days.

For more information about the Festival of Archaeology go to The Salisbury Museum’s website at

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