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An Anglo Saxon burial has been discovered on Broomfield Road but a question remains unanswered: who was this person? Working as archaeologists pupils will handle objects from the burial looking for evidence and clues to reveal who this person may have been and why they are buried here.   

In an ‘Anglo Saxon village’ pupils will take on the role of apprentices learning new skills as they work alongside different people, investigating plants to use for dying wool, weaving cloth on a loom, playing the minstrels lyre and solving his riddles or learning metal working skills to make their own intricate brooches.  

At a final gathering in the ‘village Long house’ we will share tales about this mystery Anglo Saxon and celebrate their life as we prepare for their burial.   

National curriculum links

  • a local history study
  • a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066
  • a study over time of how aspects of national history are reflected in the locality


One class per session. For two classes or a whole day visit, combine this session with Sparky's history hide and seek trail which will give your pupils an opportunity to explore the whole museum.


We have indoor lunch space available, plus picnic benches and a children's play area in the park. The museum is fully accessible with a lift and an accessible toilet.