Lincoln Cathedral will be hosting another exciting family WOW day on 30 May, focussing on archaeology and the environment.
Families are invited to come along to the free event (with suggested donations) to discover some of the Cathedral’s fascinating objects and recent archaeological finds and also learn more about the role of the church in environmental issues.
Taking place between 10am and 4pm in the Nave of the Cathedral, visitors will be able to take part in a range of fun themed activities, including recycled arts and crafts, tours and quizzes. Children will have the opportunity to piece together pots, make a clay chalice, emboss a Saxon cruciform brooch, search for finds in one of the sandpits and make a spring collage with recycled packaging.
There will also be two fifteen-minute themed services at 12.05pm and 3.05pm.
The event is being facilitated by Lincoln Cathedral Connected, a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to improve the Cathedral’s setting and visitor experience.
Staff members from Allen Archaeology, who are the archaeologists undertaking work at the Cathedral as part of the Connected project, will be on hand to lead some of the activities. Site supervisor Lili Serrano will give short talks on site at the scene of one of their most exciting discoveries near the West Front at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, while David Bostwick will lead a ‘walk and talk’ at 12pm through the Cloister, where visitors can learn all about the Cathedral’s medieval iconography.
Sally Bleasdale, Education Manager at Lincoln Cathedral, said: “We’re very excited about this forthcoming WOW day as we will have archaeologists from the Connected project on site, leading some of the fun and interesting activities. Archaeology is a fascinating subject for all ages and this WOW day really does have something for everyone.”
“Visitors will have the chance to see some of the finds discovered during the ongoing work at the Cathedral. They can even learn how to carefully wash some of the real archaeology.”
“It’s also the perfect time to teach children about the environment and recycling and there be arts and crafts with reused and recycled materials so children have something to take home as reminder of the day.”