Archaeology in the Community

Archaeology in Schools Exhibitions and Displays Public Events and Open Days

Archaeology in Schools

sorting finds in the classroom

Albion Archaeology is Central Bedfordshire Council’s archaeology unit. We offer schools a variety of activities and teaching resources. We specialise in bringing alive the way of life of ancient peoples, particularly the Romans, to schoolchildren, through the evidence of archaeological excavations in the county.

Archaeology is one of our prime sources of evidence for how people lived in the past. It is an integral part of the National Curriculum, for Key Stage 2 History, but it is relevant at all stages of the History curriculum. Archaeologists can visit the school with slides, Roman objects and a variety of activities that the children can take part in. The children become archaeologists for the day, sorting and recording the finds from a Roman excavation. The finds are real and it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children to handle objects 2000 years old and to use real archaeological evidence to come to conclusions about life in the past.

Please note: places are limited; bookings are taken on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

contact Hester Cooper-Reade

Exhibitions and Displays

Example of disply panel

Albion, in partnership with the heritage section at Central Bedfordshire County Council or our clients, produces displays that are loaned free of charge to schools and libraries. The following are available:
  • Archaeology in Bedfordshire: the work of Albion Archaeology and the Heritage and Environment section of Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Prehistoric Bedfordshire
  • Roman Bedfordshire
  • Medieval Bedfordshire
  • Roman Shefford (single panel)
  • Roman Harrold (single panel)
  • Early Bedford (single panel)
  • Leighton Linslade (2 panels)
  • Road to Discovery: The archaeology of the Baldock Bypass (with Hertfordshire County Council)
  • Centuries of Change Bedfordshire in the industrial age, 17th century to present
  • Wrest Park (2 panels)

For further information or booking contact Sam Mellonie

Public Events and Open Days

Events we have taken part in include Bedford's River Festival, National Archaeology Day and Bedford History Week. In October we took our displays and childrens' activities to All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard, as part of the 'Leighton History Fayre'.

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