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Young Archaeologists visit Hartlebury Castle

Paul from Discover History preparing to talk about Medieval Weaponry
Paul from Discover History preparing to talk about Medieval Weaponry
Published Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

Worcestershire's Young Archaeologist's Club (WYAC) will be visiting the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle for their annual awards event on Saturday 13 June (1pm - 4pm).

The YAC club are very happy for members of the public who are visiting the museum that day to also join with their organised activities. These will include a free trail that can be followed around the museum and an interactive session with Discover History looking at the more gruesome side of medieval weaponry. 

At 3.30pm they will also be announcing the winner of the Alan Jacobs Young Archaeologist of the Year Award, now in its third year.  The award is given to a member of Worcestershire's YAC who had demonstrated an increasing knowledge of archaeology, the skills to apply that knowledge and their enthusiasm for the subject. Alan Jacobs was a local Roman specialist who always supported the work of WYAC and who sadly died of cancer a few years ago. His widow Michelle and family wanted to reflect his support for young people in archaeology by working with WYAC to set up this award and each year they present a replica Roman hunting cup trophy to the winner as well as cash prizes for first, second and third places. 

WYAC meets on a monthly basis at venues and sites around the county, focussing on different time-periods, themes and archaeological skills and any visitors to the museum on the day can find out more about joining WYAC from its members.

Rachel Robinson, Museum Manager said: "We are very pleased to offer Hartlebury as a venue for this year's Young Archaeologist's event and we hope that any member of the public visiting the museum on Saturday will enjoy joining in with these free activities and finding out more about archaeology."

Normal museum admission charges apply: £5 adults, £2.50 children and £13 for a family ticket.

For more information contact the museum on 01299 250416 or visit http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/