From Roman soldiers to American GIs - fascinating Festival of Archaeology brings history to life

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Cadw and its partners are once again taking part in the fortnight-long, family friendly Festival of Archaeology.

From Roman soldiers to American GIs - fascinating Festival of Archaeology brings history to life

From Roman soldiers to American GIs - fascinating Festival of Archaeology brings history to life

Coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, this year's captivating Cadw events will give you a chance to sample Roman life, unravel medieval mysteries and be whisked back to a World War II-era base.

The Cadw events that will be held during the festival are:

A Roman Invasion!, Segontium Roman Fort, 13-14 July
Excavating Medieval Castell Coch: A Victorian Expedition, 22-24 July
Medieval Mysteries Day, Caerphilly Castle, 25 July
'40s and Forces, Lamphey Bishop's Palace, 27-28 July.

As part of the Festival of Archaeology, Cadw's Festival of Heritage, Arts and Crafts will give visitors a chance to try ancient crafts themselves, interpret history through art and learn from history experts. Get hands-on at a monument near you!

Festival of Heritage, Arts and Crafts venues and dates:

Beaumaris Castle, 22 July
Laugharne Castle, 23 July
Rhuddlan Castle, 23 July
Denbigh Castle, 24 July
Tretower Court, 24 July
Plas Mawr, 25 July
Tintern Abbey, 26 July

There's lots more happening all over Wales including Festival of Archaeology events run by the Welsh Archaeological Trusts and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Information on these events can be found on the Festival of Archaeology website.