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I'm delighted to let you know about an exciting programme of events taking place at Peterborough Museum alongside our current Introducing Must Farm, a Bronze Age settlement exhibition, which we hope might be of interest to your members. 

From May - Sept 2024, the exhibition showcases artefacts from the Must Farm settlement excavations near Peterborough. A window into life 3,000 years ago, the site dubbed 'Britain's Pompeii' has captured imaginations worldwide. Alongside this, there will be exciting events to dig deeper and bring the site to life. 

In particular, we hope our online talks will appeal to those who might not be able to travel to see the exhibition in person.

Online talks

Following the publication of the final report on the Must Farm settlement, hear from the archaeologists and specialists involved in the excavations and post-excavation research to discover the most up-to-date research and theories about the site. 

All talks will take place online, beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £8.

An Introduction to the Must Farm Pile-dwelling Settlement
Speaker: Dr Chris Wakefield, Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Thurs 6 June

One of the best-preserved Bronze Age sites ever discovered in the UK, this talk provides an overview of the site's 2015-6 excavations - detailing how archaeologists uncovered the fascinating story of a Late Bronze Age community and pieced together the history of this incredible site.

The Foods of the Woods: The animals of Must Farm
Speaker: Vida Rajkovača, Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Thurs 13 June

A remarkable collection of animal bone was found on site, revealing how the community engaged with the environment around them, the animals and their foodways. This talk covers the methods and the results of the zooarchaeological analysis, exploring the food choices and the relationship with animals in the site’s broader setting.

Wooden artefacts from the Late Bronze Age settlement at Must Farm – specialism, craft and use

Speaker: Michael Bamforth
Thurs 20 June

Nearly 200 wood and bark artefacts were recovered from excavations. Artefacts provide valuable insights into how tools were made, what they were used for and perhaps even who made them.

Exhibition Tours

First Saturday of the month, 3:45pm


Join one of our experienced guides for a tour of the Introducing Must Farm, a Bronze Age settlement exhibition. Discover the remarkably preserved and unique objects from the site, the story they tell of 'cosy domesticity' destroyed by catastrophic fire 3,000 years ago, and their implications for our understanding of Bronze Age Britain. Plus, get hands-on with replica artefacts made based on evidence from the site.

Tours are also available for private group bookings at a time which suits you. 


Willow basket workshop

Sat 22 June, 10am – 4pm


Basket weaving techniques have been used for thousands of years and willow artefacts, including eel traps, have been found in the ancient river channel at Must Farm. This workshop will use willow to make a small round basket with a simple trac border. You will be guided by an expert weaver to create a completed basket to take home at the end of the day. Refreshments/lunch are included.

To book events, visit: or for more information call 01733 864663 or email 

I'd be most grateful if you were able to share these details with your members and anyone else who might be interested, 

Looking ahead to July - Sept, there will be more exciting events, including more online talks, hands-on workshops and family events. But if group contact details have changed, or if you would prefer not to receive future updates, please do let me know.

Very best wishes


Laura Hancock

Heritage Engagement Manager

Please note my new email address is

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