Introducing our Newest Young Archaeologists' Club: The Sill YAC
YAC-HQ is pleased to announce that we can now add The Sill YAC to our growing number of UK YAC branches. The branch is hosted by the National Landscape Discovery Centre, nr Hexham in Northumberland.
The branch is an affiliated club of the YAC network lead by staff from the Discovery Centre who have arranged special monthly sessions for the budding archaeologists of Northumberland National Park and those who are visiting! At their YAC sessions you can meet their Historic Environment Officer, Exhibition and Engagement Staff and their friends from organisations along Hadrian’s Wall and in the National Park, at one of their fun sessions on the third Sunday of the month.
The Sill, is situated at the heart of ancient and exciting landscape. People have lived, worked, explored and played in the Northumberland National Park for thousands of years, leaving a rich legacy of settlement, agriculture and pastoralism, industry, religion and belief. From the stone tools, rock art and hillforts of people in prehistory, the Roman frontier, medieval farms and fields and Tudor strongholds to historic villages and country houses, the evidence for people in the past is everywhere and has shaped the identity of people today. Steeped in prehistoric hill forts and Roman ruins, rugged castles and defiant bastles, Northumberland National Park is bursting with history.
YAC-HQ had the opportunity to visit The Sill in the spring and had a great tour of their interactive exhibition and living-roof with views across the National Park, including Hadrian's Wall.
Rosie Thompson, Activities Support Officer, said "We are so excited to be launching The Sill Young Archaeologist’s Club in Northumberland National Park. With a landscape that boasts a rich historic environment, including Roman ruins, Iron age hillforts and a border reiver past, we are the perfect place for young historians to get stuck in!
We are calling on National Park experts like our Historic Environment Officer and our Exhibitions Staff, to help design and lead our monthly sessions alongside experienced and passionate volunteers. As a previous member of the YAC, I can’t wait to be involved and hope we can inspire and foster a love of heritage in our future members!"
YAC-HQ are really pleased to add The Sill YAC to its network of branches and encourage anyone in the local area, who wishes to participate, to contact the club: The Sill YAC
If you are interested in setting up your own YAC branch and would like to know more please take a look at our Application Guidance or if you would like to join your local YAC branch please visit Join a Club. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org