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Chiltern Craft and Wildlife

Wycombe Museum
Event organized by Wycombe Museum

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A family fun day including creepy crawly handling, local traditional craft demonstrations and an opportunity to try your hand at the ancient art of bronze axe casting. More activities to be announced.

Free Entry


Bug Bonanza
12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm

Meet mini-beasts from giant spiders and snails to the pretty praying mantis – hold some ugly bugs if you’re brave enough! Tickets required for adults and children.

Book | £3 per person or 4 for £9
Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/239524

Bronze Axe Casting Workshop
10.30am – 4.30pm

Discover how some the earliest metal tools were produced in prehistoric Britain. This workshop is led by experimental archaeologist James Dilley from the University of Southampton. Learn how to prepare your own mould, work the leather bellows on the charcoal fuelled furnace to melt copper and tin. Cast the liquid metal into moulds to produce a replica early bronze age axe head to take home at the end of the day. Lunch included.

Age 16+

Book | £90
Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/239526