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Museum: The Second Local History and Archaeology Day

Free Event!

Drop in or join us for the day Following the hugely successful event last year, we will be displaying the wide and varied work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire by local history and archaeology societies, archaeological units, museums and other regional archaeological organisations. This event will include displays, handling of original material and talks.

The day is suitable for everyone including those with a general interest, people taking part in historical and archaeological work and those wanting to get involved.

Short Talks on Local Archaeological Projects
* These talks were listed as in the Recital Hall in the ON brochure but due to circumstances beyond our control, will now be in the Djanogly Theatre

11am - 12.15pm
Djanogly Theatre, free event

The day begins with 5 short talks on local projects chaired by Dr David Knight:

Dr David Knight (Head of Research at Trent and Peak Archaeology)
Introduction to archaeological work in Nottinghamshire

Fiona Corbet and Alison Montgomery (Dunkirk and Lenton Partnership Forum)
The Forum will discuss the Lenton Priory Project

Gill Morral (Friends of Toton Fields)
Toton Unearthed

Mike Spencer (Attenborough Heritage Explorers)
Discussion on the recent community archaeological project at the Attenborough Nature Reserve

Steven Walker (Friends of Moor Ponds Wood)
Exploring the evidence for the 18th c. cotton mills at Papplewick

Free, but tickets need to be booked through the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

Stalls and Exhibitions
12 noon - 4pm

Displays of regional historical and archaeological projects along with artefact handling and the opportunity to find out how to volunteer.

Portable Antiquities Database and the Historic Environment Record for Nottinghamshire
12 noon - 4pm

Join the Finds Liaison Officer for Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire County Council to find out what has been found in your area and also bring along finds for identification.

Hands-On Sessions with Archaeological Material from Nottinghamshire
12 noon - 4pm

Handling sessions of material from Nottinghamshire including stone artefacts, coins, pottery and animal bones from the Paleolithic to the medieval period. Events take place in the Museum, Angear Visitor Centre, Djanogly Gallery and Rehearsal Hall.