We’re excited to announce that our 18th May Open Day will be held in association with our friends from the Malton Museum.
To tie in with Malton’s new ‘Horse Power’ exhibition, Dr Melanie Giles from the University of Manchester will be presenting two guided talks on the day at 11am and 2pm.
In each one-hour talk, there is the opportunity to join one of Britain’s leading experts on the Iron Age to learn about life and death in the Wolds for the ‘Arras’ communities. Dr Giles will talk about everyday living, farming, craftwork and diet, before discussing burial rites, grave goods and weaponry, with a special focus on the Iron Age chariot and those who were buried with these masterpieces of Celtic craftsmanship. Set against the unique background of Museum’s replica chariot and burial diorama, you will have the chance to ask questions about later prehistory, artefacts and archaeological collections, including recent discoveries on and off the Wolds.
We are also pleased to announce that the North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society will also be joining us on the day with some of their Iron Age and Roman finds along with a model of an Iron Age roundhouse.