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Archaeology Talks at The Higgins Bedford

2.30pm. £5.50 (Concessions £4.40) Booking essential

Join Liz Pieksma, Keeper of Archaeology to explore the results of exciting excavations in and around Bedford.

Special Offer Book 3 sessions and receive a 15% discount.


Thursday 8th June 2017

Medieval to Early modern Pottery

Using the pottery in our own collections we will investigate the transition from the Medieval period to the dawn of the Industrial world.


Thursday 13th July 2017

Rituals and Beliefs

Using finds from excavations in and around Bedford we will try to understand the rituals and beliefs held by people from the Prehistoric to modern day.


Thursday August 10th  2017

Archaeology Walking Tour – Bedford, South of the River

Discover the wealth of history under our feet. We will find lost churches, streets and homes and rediscover impressive Saxon town defences.



Saturday Archaeology Workshops for 8 to 16 year olds

Hands-on, monthly sessions for children interested in archaeology. Young Archaeologists' Club affiliated branch. Booking essential, call 01234 718618 for more information.

Workshops often involve craft or messy activities. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. You will be informed if specific clothing or equipment is required.

Please ensure that we have an up to date emergency contact number.