Whitworth Park community archaeology and history day
|Starts:||11:00 10 Sep 2011|
|Ends:||15:30 10 Sep 2011|
|What is it:||Outdoor|
|How much:||Drop-in, free, all ages|
Why are people digging in Whitworth Park? What does a bandstand, political rallies and bumble bees have in common? These are all parts of the Whitworth Park community and archaeology project where local people, students and experts from the University are researching the social and natural history of the park. Find out more in our community open day.
The Manchester Museum, the University of Manchester's archaeology department, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Friends of Whitworth Park are just beginning a project to locate, survey and excavate some of the hidden features of the park, to record people’s memories of using it, and to undertake a study of how people use the park today and what it means to them.
11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm: Guided tours
Join students and volunteers to find out more about the dig site and history of Whitworth Park.
11am-3pm: Oral history tent
Share your memories of Whitworth Park with members of The Manchester Museum's Youth Board.
Free, Drop-in, all ages
11am-3pm: Family activities
Have a go digging in our mini-archaeological dig or explore the history and nature in the park with our treasure trail.
Free, Drop-in, suitable for families
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Part of the BBC's Hands on History.
Price: Drop-in, free, all ages
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