Wetwang chariot on show

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A replica Iron Age ‘Wetwang Chariot’ will be at Southburn Archaeological Museum‘s open day at JSR Farms Southburn on Saturday 13 Septembe.

The replica chariot, made famous by the BBC ‘Meet the Ancestors’ programme, will be going back to the British Museum in the last week of October 2014 for two years and this is the last chance to see it here in the East Riding.

The Open Day is part of the 2014 ‘Heritage Open Days’ week .

There will also be chances to make chain mail armour and clay pots or plaques as well as enjoying our other ‘hands on’ activities including identifying and handling real Roman and Medieval pottery and some new activities inspired by the British Museum’s 2014 Viking exhibition. Learn about the runes and make your own mask of Odin!

On the 13 September SAM is open from 10am to 4pm. and admission is free but donations would be appreciated as our volunteer group rely on them to run the Museum Young people must be accompanied by an adult please. Only guide dogs are allowed on the farm please.

If you can’t make the open day, visits can be arranged by appointment by calling the number below; we will do our best to open at a day and time to suit you.

For more information call 01377 271180. You can also visit SAM’s website www.samatsouthburn.com

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