FREE weekend family fun at Exeter Museum

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:17 10 June 2010

FAMILIES can go back in time with the archaeologists from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in two days of free fun and drop-in activities on July 12 and 19, as the nation celebrates National Archaeology Week.

FAMILIES can go back in time with the archaeologists from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in two days of free fun and drop-in activities on July 12 and 19, as the nation celebrates National Archaeology Week.

On Saturday July 12 families can make and decorate pots using samples of the first pots made in Britain 6,000 years ago for inspiration.

Made by hand without the potter's wheel, the pots will be decorated with patterns using fingertips, simple stamps and incised lines. Prehistoric pot day will be at RAMM in the library, Castle Street, from 10am to 4pm.

On Saturday July 19 the newly decorated Tudor parlour at St Nicholas Priory will be the inspiration for making stencils.

The Priory, at Mint Lane, off Fore Street, is now presented as the 1602 home of the wealthy Hurst family, adorned with quality replica furniture and painted in the bright colours of the period.

Returning it to its original Tudor splendour, the parlour has been carefully decorated with hundreds of stencils using the same methods and materials used nearly 500 years ago.

The stencil day at the Priory will run from 10am to 4pm.


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