Berkshire Archaeology Research Group Exhibition: Still Digging up the Past

Gallery 7, West Berkshire Museum,  2nd May to the Autumn 2018

The Curator of West Berkshire Museum, Ruth Howard, has kindly invited us to set up an exhibition to celebrate our 60th Anniversary.

This illustrates projects in which we have taken part in West Berkshire in the 1960s, 1980s and during the last five years.

The earliest of these was the excavation of the Lambourn long barrow led by John Wymer in 1964. Then in the 1980s, the excavation of the late Bronze Age site on Weathercock Hill was exclusively a Research Group project, as was the examination of the ancient ‘Celtic’ field boundaries on the Berkshire Downs. Recently in the Community project with Boxford History Project and Cotswold Archaeology, BARG researched three sites in Roman Boxford, at Hoar Hill, Wyfield Manor and Mud Hole where the Roman mosaic was uncovered!

We have also set up two activities especially for children in the Gallery: ‘pretend you are an archaeologist’ and ‘what can you see in this test pit?’

West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm, as well as Bank Holiday Mondays. Entry is free, but donations are welcome to help maintain the building and its collections.

Left: Prehistoric Display; Right: Activities Board and test pit display

Above: General View of exhbition in Gallery 7

Above: Another view of the exhibition in Gallery 7