21 July 2021

Archaeological walk: The Blaise Estate

Join Blaise Museum and the Friends of Blaise for an archaeological walk around the estate.

Blaise has some of Bristol’s most amazing archaeology. Within the estate archaeologists have recorded Bronze Age barrows, two Iron Age hillforts, a high-status Roman building, a ‘post-Roman’ cemetery, a possible medieval chapel and a range of garden buildings from the late 1700s and early 1800s.

On this 90 minute walk, you will discover the history of the estate and explore some of the amazing archaeology still visible today.

Suitable for ages 12+. Maximum of 20 places available. This event is free but booking is essential.

This walk is part of the Festival of Archaeology, the UK’s biggest celebration of archaeology.

Guide: Kate Iles is the Curator for Archaeology and World Cultures for Bristol Culture & Creative Industries. She helps curate a large, multi-period archaeology collection and directs the Archaeology study day and field school programme. Kate is also a Young Archaeologists’ Club leader for the Bristol and Bath branch and the Project Officer for Bristol & Avon Archaeological Society.

How to take part:

Participants will need to be able to make their own way to Blaise Museum. Full directions will be provided nearer the time. On site facilities include a car park, café and toilets.

Archaeology walks are a physical activity but every measure possible will be taken to ensure that everyone can join in. The walk will involve climbing a number of hills and some uneven ground so may not be possible for people with limited mobility. If you have specific access requirements, please let us know in advanced and we will do our best to support you.

COVID Secure

The safety of attendees is paramount and measures have been put in place to make sure this event is COVID secure.

Numbers on the tour are limited to 20. If required by the government guidelines, details of each participant will be kept for NHS Test and Trace. These will be destroyed 21 days after the event.

Please do not attend if you are told to self-isolate, or experience Covid symptoms prior to the walk.

These measures will be re-evaluated as new government guidance is issued and new measures added as necessary.

Wet weather

The tour will go ahead unless the weather conditions are extreme. Please check your joining email for updates or changes to the walk.

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