The Ancient Technology Centre

Damerham Road, Cranborne, BH21 5RP. Phone: 01725 517618


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What’s On 2017 History@Work Weekends Photo: Paul Derwent

Imagine a place where the sound of ancient tools still ring, where ancient skills and processes are not forgotten. Bring your family to a unique day out in Dorset.

These weekends offer you the chance to see our volunteers and staff demonstrating their individual skills and expertise in a wide range of crafts and activities that genuinely contribute to the construction and maintenance of the site. The days are informal and allow you to ask  those detailed questions that you have always wanted to ask, to see authentic tools and methods at work and to enjoy behind the scenes detailed tours of our fabulous structures by those who built them.

This is a great chance to understand the complex issues and processes that turn a small piece of evidence from the ground into something tangible.

Bring a picnic and enjoy our home made cake and delicious tea and coffee in the beautiful and timeless setting of this unique open air museum.

These days are the perfect opportunity to be practically involved and maybe volunteer.

Ever wondered how our ancestors built or made things?

History@Work Weekends showcase the inner workings of Experimental Archaeology.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on site.

Tap here for our Storytelling programme.

1st & 2nd April

Prehistory Weekend

29th & 30th April


27th & 28th May


17th & 18th June


15th & 16th July


29th & 30th July

Dark Ages Weekend

19th & 20th August


9th & 10th September


8th October

Apple Day

Event Calendar 2017

Please Note: We are only open to the public on these event days. The rest of the time the site is only available to educational groups.