This event is now off sale. Any uncollected pre-booked tickets will be available for collection on the door.
More than 50 years after the excavation ended, West Stow continues to unearth the past about our Anglo-Saxon ancestors…
Visit West Stow for our FREE entry weekend (car park charges still apply) on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, and come face to face with one of the Anglo-Saxons who was buried here!
In 1969, archaeologists excavating at West Stow discovered the first of two burials in the Anglo-Saxon settlement. The skeletal remains of the young man from Grave 1 have remained in the care of the Natural History Museum since 1969. His skull was complete enough for facial reconstruction, and West Stow commissioned Face Lab, a forensic and archaeological research group at Liverpool John Moores University, to complete the reconstruction. All will be revealed at this free entry weekend, West Stow: A Celebration! This weekend, on Mother’s Day weekend no less, is also a chance to find out more about West Stow and our collections, to hear what we have planned in the near future, and to meet the team and volunteers for talks, tours, and family activities. The wonderful Rojo Arts will be leading Anglo-Saxon themed crafts in the marquee – join them and make Anglo-Saxon houses out of recycled cardboard and natural materials including foraged inks! You can also see members of re-enactment group Stowacynn, and of course enjoy exploring the Anglo-Saxon Village and Museum. Admission to the Anglo-Saxon Village is free for this event (car park charges still apply - £3 all day / £2 all day for Blue Badge holders) Times: 10am-4pm Tickets: Free of charge (Car parking charges still apply: £2 for up to 2 hours / £3 all day; £2 all day for Blue Badge holders) Booking: Advance booking is now closed. Venue: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village This event is promoted by West Suffolk Council.
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