PICTURES: History comes to life during half-term at Weston Museum

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Pic

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

History was brought to life at Weston Museum during half-term this week.

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Pic

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Youngsters gathered at the Burlington Street attraction to learn more about the Romans and pre-historic man during the museum’s History Week.

Youngsters wielded weapons and grappled with shields while wearing steel armour on Tuesday.

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Pic

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Monday saw children making their own Iron Age coins and designing cave paintings.

Dozens of children also had their faces painted in Iron Age war paint and dressed in the traditional tartan smocks.

Learning about the Romans with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History W

Learning about the Romans with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Historical festivities continue this week with a Victorian day today (Thursday) with a workshop on work and play in Victorian times.

Tomorrow (Friday), children will be able see what it was like to live during World War One and World War Two.

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Pic

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Pic

Young recruits with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Learning about the Romans with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History W

Learning about the Romans with the legionaries of the Ermine Street Guard at Weston Museum History Week. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young Iron Age Warriors. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young Iron Age Warriors. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young Iron Age Warriors getting their wode war paint.

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young Iron Age Warriors getting their wode war paint. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young Iron Age Warriors. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young Iron Age Warriors. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Stamping iron age coins. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Stamping iron age coins. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young cave artists at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young cave artists at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young cave artists at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young cave artists at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young cave artists at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Young cave artists at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Bethan with flint knapper Karl Lee from Primitive Technol

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Bethan with flint knapper Karl Lee from Primitive Technology UK. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Bethan with flint knapper Karl Lee from Primitive Technol

Pre-historic History Day at Weston Museum. Bethan with flint knapper Karl Lee from Primitive Technology UK. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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