Monday, February 16, 2015

The Iron Age is coming to Castleford Forum Museum!

Castleford goes back to the Iron Age for a special event on Saturday 21st February.
The perfect end for the half-term holidays!

Castleford Museum has a very important Iron Age display - the Ferry Fryston chariot - and this event will allow visitors to see the chariot in a new way.

The Iron Age chariot on display in the museum
The Ferry Fryston chariot was found in 2003 during improvements to the A1 (M) by the Highways Agency. It dates back to 200BC and was buried with the remains of a man estimated to have been in his 30s or 40s, from Scotland or Scandinavia. It is one of the most significant finds of its kind. 20 chariots have been found from this period, but this is one of only two to not have been dismantled before they were buried.

 Click here for more information about the chariot.

For this free event, we will also be showing a half-size replica of the chariot, which really brings this important archaeological find to life.

The half-scale replica of the Iron Age chariot will be on display

The event will be fun for all the family, with Iron Age inspired craft activities, storytelling and the opportunity to meet an Iron Age warrior! 

Have your face painted with woad patterns and be ready to go into battle!

Woad face-painting for warriors!

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