Anglo-saxon family fun weekend

12 August 2017
Saturday 12 August, 10.30am - 4.00pm & Sunday 13 August, 12.30pm - 4.00pm

The College Green

A family fun weekend celebrating the launch of the Treasures of St Cuthbert exhibition, on permanent display in Open Treasure from Saturday 29 July. Meet the Anglo-Saxon traders, raiders and craft speople as they take up temporary residence within the Cathedral grounds and let your senses delight in the sights, sounds and smells from a bygone era.

See demonstrations of pastimes and skills that filled their daily life. Be amazed by the 10m long ship and find out about Anglo-Saxon navigation, fishing and net making. Learn about building crafts and architectural thinking of the day. Join in with games, grind flour using a quern stone, try on some Anglo-Saxon clothing, prepare yourself for battle, paint using natural pigments and much more – the choice is yours! An exciting and educational experience for everyone. 

A free event* open to all. No need to book.

* Please note, there will be small charge for some optional activities.

For further information contact education@durhamcathedral.co.uk
or call 0191 374 4070.