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Getting Medieval! Today!

Yes folks, our fun, FREE, family archaeology and medieval activity weekend is here!

From 10:00am – 4:00pm this Saturday and Sunday the Cosmeston excavation and reconstructed village are open to all, with music, medieval fighting and archaeological artefacts to handle.

For details on the event please see our website and the Cardiff University events page.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, follow us on Twitter to ask us a question, get the latest news and see the latest photos.

We will be back this evening bringing you our usual evening round-up

How to get there

Cosmeston Medieval Village is located just outside Cardiff on Lavernock Rd, Penarth, CF64 5UY. For travel information and advice please see the Village website.

+Matt Nicholas


About Matt Nicholas

Hello, my name is Matt Nicholas and I'm an archaeologist. I recently finished a PhD at Cardiff University on the analysis of early Anglo-Saxon non-ferrous metals excavated from a group of cemeteries in Suffolk. I grew up in a town called Worksop in North Nottinghamshire. With sites like Creswell Crags and Roche Abbey on my doorstep becoming an archaeologist was an occupational hazard of childhood. I was lucky enough to get my first job excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Whitby Abbey before studying for a BSc in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford (2000-4). After my undergraduate studies I worked in commercial archaeology for a few years (in locations from Suffolk to Sudan) before studying for an MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Material at UCL (2007-8). I then proceeded to spend two years employed at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford (where I didn't stab myself with a poisoned arrow and only broke one object). I don’t like pickled beetroot. All posts, comments etc. represent my own personal musings, and are not representative of any past or current professional affiliations.


2 thoughts on “Getting Medieval! Today!

  1. Lots of memories of Cosmeston Medieval Village which I talk about in my book “Toffee Apples & Togas” by Rita Roberts available on Amazon.

    Love this post.

    Posted by ritaroberts | July 9, 2011, 2:52 pm

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