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Barnsley and Rotherham YAC

Whats On ... 2019

Barnsley and Rotherham YAC are a new club formed in May 2018 with an exciting and varied upcoming sessions. See what's going on in the rest of 2019:

December - South Yorkshire Archaeology Day: YAC Session - Creative Lounge of the Workstation, Paternoster Road, Sheffield

This is an exciting opportunity to meet up with other local Young Archaeologists Club from around the region whilst learning about real archaeological sites from the archaeologists who excavated it. There will be experts from Wessex Archaeology who will leading a session on Sheffield Castle, where recent excavation have help provide more information on this elusive site. (Session will run 2.15pm-4.15pm)

January - Mesolithic - Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham

Starting with the Mesolithic this month and going back to when Britain was linked to the continent by Doggerland and humans were still hunter gatherers. We will be looking at one of the best Mesolithic site in Yorkshire, Star Carr.

February - Staff in Stately Homes - Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley

We will have an archaeology student from the University of Sheffield to help us explore staff in Stately Homes. We will look at some unusal objects and design our own rooms for the big houses.

March - Trip - Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham

We will be helping to consult on the heritage plan for Magna this month. There will be a tour of the site and some fun activities. (Session will run 10am-2pm).

April - Newcomen Beam Engine Consultation- Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley

We will looking at our special engine at Elsecar and helping local archaeologists put together some important questions for the excavation which will be happening in the summer.

May - Trip - Wentworth Church, Rotherham

We will be visit one of the local church nearby in Wentwort, which was builts by Earl Fitzwilliam of Wentowrth Woodhouse. We will have a tour of the church and using our archaeological knwledge complete a couple of tasks based around chruch archaeology.

June - Trip - Barnsley TBC


As opportunities arise some of these sessions may be swapped or changed depending on timings.

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