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Llŷn Archaeology Festival

2023 line up

Llŷn Maritime Museum will be the home of the Archeology Festival this year. It will be held from Saturday, December 9th until Friday December 15th and will include a host of activities that will give an overview of pre-historic life in Pen Llŷn. The full program can be found below. Please note that we will be hosting school workshops during the morning of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday therefore we advise you to visit the exhibition from 11:30am onwards.

Meillionydd exhibition
December 9 - 15 | Llŷn Maritime Museum

Join Bangor University's Archaeology team at the Llŷn Maritime Museum in Nefyn to discover more about Meillionydd, a double ringwork enclosure near Rhiw and Dinas Dinlle. The exhibition will showcase the findings from the Meillionydd excavations from 2010 - 2017, and recent excavations at Dinas Dinlle by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.

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Iron Age crafts workshop
December 9th | 11:00 - 12:30

Iron age inspired craft session for children – there will be opportunities to make bracelets and necklaces as well as to draw knapped objects, using the archaeological assemblages on display as inspiration. Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 years old.

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Garn Boduan guided walk
December 11th | 11:00 - 14:00

Garn Boduan is a prehistoric hillfort dating back to pre-Roman times. Archaeologists identified c. 170 roundhouses and remains of some of them are still visible today, as are the ramparts that surround the site.

Meillionydd and the hillforts of Pen Llŷn
December 13th | 19:30

Bilingual talk at the Maritime Museum in the company of Rhys Mwyn and Dr Kate Waddington about the findings from the archaeological excavation of Meillionydd near Mynydd Rhiw, and the Iron Age Hillforts of Pen Llŷn.

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