Archaeology family day coming to Lincoln Cathedral

Can you dig it? Lincoln Cathedral is hosting an archaeology day, which it promises to be fun for all the family.

Everyone is invited to the free event, with suggested donations, to discover some of the cathedral’s hidden past and find out more about the role of the church in environmental issues.

Families are being invited to the Nave of Lincoln Cathedral from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, May 30.

Children will be able to piece together pots, make a clay chalice, emboss a Saxon brooch and search for hidden treasures in on the sandpits.

There will also be two 15 minute themed services at 12.05pm and 3.05pm.

Staff from Allen Archeology, who are working at the cathedral as part of the Connected Project, will be on hand to lead some of the activities.

Find out more about the events and future events on the Lincoln Cathedral website.

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. There will be arts and crafts with reused and recycled materials so children have something to take home as reminder of the day.”