Ancient Crafts Festival – a unique opportunity to get hands on with a fabulous range of early craft techniques.
Welcome to the 28th Ancient Crafts Festival. The Ancient Crafts Festival showcases a range of craft techniques throughout the centuries. This is your opportunity to make and take away with you copies of a range of early artefacts. Try your hand at making a prehistoric pot, turn your hand to Iron Age wood turning, have ago at the earliest craft of all – flint knapping, try using a reconstruction Iron age loom and learn about early dyeing.
The centerpiece of this year’s activities will be the unique opportunity to have a go at helping to make a small Bronze Age building out of a mixture of oak, hazel and willow.
Our award winning blacksmith will be giving demonstrations and there will be displays of Saxon and Roman crafts. There is something for everyone and a unique opportunity for you to join in and get hands on working with some our experts and specialists across a range of areas.
We will also be showcasing local archaeological discoveries – you will be able to handle a range of original local material which has been found in Sussex over the recent period.
Activities, fun and real learning for all ages.
Normal admission applies. – There is no extra charge for all of the activities; once you have paid to enter the Priory the activities are free.