Axe Casting at Tatton Park, Tatton Park, Sunday, 20. October 2019

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.
Following a safety briefing, workshop attendees will prepare their own mould, before working the leather bellows on the charcoal fuelled furnace to melt copper and tin. They will then cast the liquid metal into their prepared moulds to produce a replica early Bronze Age axe head to take home at the end of the day. Students can then begin filing off the casting flash and start cleaning the surfaces of the axe.
There will be short talk over lunch about the life and times of Bronze Age people in Europe. It will cover our current understanding of technology in the Bronze Age and how it is reflected in archaeology. It will be an informal talk with lots of scope for open discussion. Guidance will be on-hand at all times. Appropriate clothing must be worn for manual work (fully covered shoes and trousers etc).
This event must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day of the workshop. This is intended for adults only.
FAQs
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is intended for our ***** visitors only.
How do I find the event?
Please arrive at Rostherne or Knutsford Gate and present your ticket confirmation to guarantee free access to the parkland. Follow signs to the Old Hall car park and walk down to the building. James will be there to meet you when you arrive. For more information about getting to Tatton Park, please visit our website:
What do I need for the event?
Please dress for the weather and ensure you have strong footwear. The Old Hall is an unheated building, so sufficient layers for warmth is essential. We will provide access to hot drinks during the day, but would ask that participants bring a packed lunch. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any queries about the event, please contact us at tattoneducation@ or on 01625 374428.
What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on tickets purchased, but are able to transfer your booking to another event. We require written notification of your cancellation to tattoneducation@ and we will contact you in due course to discuss an event transfer.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring your printed ticket to guarantee free entry to the event. Should you have any issues in accessing the correct paperwork, please contact us prior to the event at tattoneducation@ or on 01625 374428.

Sunday, 20. October 2019, Tatton Park, Axe Casting at Tatton Park

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