Join in with the Festival of Archaeology at Cheddar Gorge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 August 2018

The Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Cheddar Gorge and Caves

The Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

A popular Cheddar museum has undergone major changes ahead of the school holidays.

The Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Cheddar Gorge and CavesThe Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Cheddar Gorge and Caves

The Museum of Prehistory at Cheddar Gorge and Caves has been updated with a new exhibition surrounding Channel 4’s documentary on the findings of the University College London.

The university, working with a team of scientists and sculpturs, were able to create the face of the Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton.

The tourist attraction will celebrate the nationwide British Archaeology Summertime Festival with its own event from now (Thursday) until September 2.

Youngsters are able to get stuck-in and make their own clay thumb pots, try their hand at brass-rubbing, dressing up as prehistoric hunter-gatherers and digging through sand trays to discover artefacts.

The Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Cheddar Gorge and CavesThe Festival of Archaeology. Picture: Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Explorer passes, which includes the festival, can be purchased at www.cheddargorge.co.uk/events

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