Britain’s Pompeii at Flag Fen, and outlaws take Longthorpe Tower

Outlaws at Longthorpe Tower
Outlaws at Longthorpe Tower
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Medieval Outlaws is a fun living history event for all ages at Longthorpe Tower this Saturday and Sunday.

Families are invited to step back in time to 1327, shortly after the tower was first built, and relive an event from its history.

Robert Thorpe, who built the tower, is imprisoned and held to ransom in his own home by marauding brigands who are after his fortune.

The tower will be stormed daily by reenactors at 11am and 2pm and families can also meet and greet them throughout the weekend – a perfect opportunity to learn more about a unique event in Peterborough’s history as well as seeing some live medieval combat into the bargain.

Tickets are £4 adults, £3 concessions, £10 families (English Heritage members receive a 20% discount).

Must Farm Weekend at Flag Fen (Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10) celebrates a discovery made in January this year, when a significant Bronze Age site was found near Peterborough; much of which had been preserved almost perfectly beneath the soils due to a fire approximately 3,000 years ago. Dubbed ‘Britain’s Pompeii’ by national media, the archaeologists who discovered ‘Must Farm’ are coming to Flag Fen Archaeology Park for one weekend only and bringing some of their finds with them.

This is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to get an exclusive up close experience with these significant artefacts, talk to real-life archaeologists and see a piece of history that only a handful of people in the world have yet encountered.

‘The Big Dig’ tent will also be open for budding young archaeologists as well as plenty of craft activities too, meaning there’s fun for all ages.

Tickets are £8 adults, £5 concessions, £20 families (2 adults & 2 children).

For more contact the Museum on 01733 864663, e-mail museum@vivacity-peterborough.com or visit Vivacity-Peterborough.com/WhatsOnHeritage