Posts Tagged ‘Caerleon’
17 October at 6.30pm. A Tour of the National Roman Legion Museum Caerleon with curator Dr Mark Lewis.
Mark will show us the museum exhibits and tell us about the latest research concerning the Roman soldier who was born and grew up in our area. Mark will also tell us about the future plans for the museum.
Saturday, 23 November: A Local Archaeological/History Day, in conjunction with the local history and archaeological societies.
More details will become available later and letters/emails will be sent to out to historical and archaeological societies. Please contact us if you are a member of a society that would like to take part.
This is a new venture for the MAA. The aim is to provide a venue for local societies to meet and exchange information which adds to our collective historical knowledge. Needless to say the day will be reported in the events section of The Monmouthshire Antiquary and displayed on the MAA website.
There will be two anchor lectures concerning Caerleon.
Dr Peter Guest, of Cardiff University will give an update on the on the recent Caerleon excavations
Dr Mark Lewis curator of The National Roman Legionary Museum will talk about the recent facial reconstruction of the Roman soldier’s skull which can be viewed in the museum on the same day.
Lunch can be taken in the many Caerleon hostelries and morning coffee and afternoon tea and cakes will be available at a small charge in the Endowed School.
Societies will be invited to book a table for the day at a cost of £5 and display information about their association. This cost is aimed at covering the hire of the hall for the day. Societies can also book a period of time to give a short talk about their association and discuss any projects they have undertaken that year.
Sat. 6 July 2013 an invitation to join Cardiff Archaeological Society on a visit to the Mary Rose Museum. They are fortunate to be one of the first groups to visit the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. This stunning new £35m Museum, opening this June, takes an ‘inside-out’ approach to display, cradling Henry VIII’s warship hull at the centre of the museum alongside a virtual hull which will show the original artefacts in context. Glass decked galleries run the length of the ship, corresponding to the original deck levels enabling us to view the ship at close range for the first time since 1545. They will also take a boat tour round the adjacent historic dockyards. The cost will be £26.