The impressive remains at Neath Abbey will once again resonate to the sounds of medieval life this coming Saturday 19th July, as Cadw’s annual Hands on Heritage event makes it’s welcome return to the site.
Showcasing a range of heritage skills, the event will bring the medieval period alive with sounds and smells and offers the chance for people to experience and explore a range of heritage crafts from stone masonry to wool-spinning and basket weaving, all set within this spectacular location.
Experts will be on hand to demonstrate skills stretching back to the Cisterian period in Wales, while visitors will be able to have a go at some themselves, thanks to hands-on activities.
There will also be activities for youngsters to get involved with too – from building a wattle-and-daub hurdle, making a medieval tile or stained glass panel to having a go at our mystery excavation activity!
On Monday 17th September, GGAT will be starting the Monastic Margam Survey Project.
The Project will run for 3 weeks at Margam County Park, finishing on Friday 5th October. With help form the Friends of Margam Park and local volunteers; we will be conducting a survey of the monastic remains of Margam Abbey.
Archaeologists from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust and the volunteers will be at Margam Abbey weekdays until 4.30. So if you would like to know more about the project or the history of the abbey, come and see us in action!