The BRP will use the funding to enhance our outreach outputs. It will facilitate free, daily, trench-side activities for visitors to Bamburgh Castle, encouraging them to explore the history of the site (prior to the upstanding remains), through hands-on activities and guided tours. It is also the aim of the project to undertake free activities within Bamburgh Village for those unable to access the Castle. This will engage both local residents and tourists. The latter will be supported by a free evening lecture series, throughout the duration of the excavation.
Trench-side and and village activities will include:
- Hands-on teaching sessions undertaken by BRP pottery specialist and animal bone specialist
- Finds washing
- Finds sorting
- Finds illustration
- Handling collection (animal bone, pottery etc.)
- ‘Show and tell’ activity, where more significant/rare items are displayed and discussed by BRP staff
The funding will primarily be used to purchase equipment and hire venues for the village activities.