28 March 2020

Heroes and villains: stories behind medals

Delve into the fascinating history of military medals and find out why they were awarded, how they were worn and how to describe them.

Learn about medals from around the world and discover a range of collections, collectors and fakes and forgeries. The day will finish with a session exploring some of the stories behind the medals in Bristol Museums’ collections.

Led by Glenn Fisher, a PHD candidate at Cardiff University studying the Crimean and Indian Mutiny Associations of the 1890s and retired history teacher who has worked on Bristol Culture’s veterans collection of medals and the Eberle Collection of Medals for over 40 years.

Archaeological study days

Bristol Museum has run a programme of study days since 2013 and an archaeological field school since 2019. Profits from study days and the field school help support the work of Bristol Museum.

Study Days are based at Bristol Museum, Blaise Museum or M Shed. Each session focusses on a different aspect of archaeology and is led by an expert in their field. Depending on the subject, the day usually involves a mix of illustrated presentations, practical activities, behind the scenes tours and/or a chance to study collections not usually on display.

All sessions are suitable for complete beginners to those who have studied archaeology before but are keen to find out more. They are open to everyone aged 16 and over.

The study day programme and field schools are directed by Kate Iles, Curator of Archaeology. For more information or to join our mailing list please contact [email protected]

Available Tickets Price Qty *
Adult £35.00 (GBP) / ticket
Concession £30.00 (GBP) / ticket

* Please note that a maximum number of 4 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.