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Archaeological Secrets Walk – Compton Murdak to Morag Myerscough

Tue 20 June 2023, 11.00amSat 15 July 2023, 4.00pm

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Archaeological Secrets Walk –  Compton Murdak to Morag Myerscough

In celebration of the Festival of Archaeology (15-30 July) and its theme this year of ‘Archaeology and Creativity’, join Compton Verney volunteer archaeologist, Hilary Calow, as she brings the site’s past to life and explores!

She will explain, with the help of visual aids, how evidence of prehistoric, Roman, Anglo Saxon and medieval activity has gradually been coming to light at Compton Verney. You will discover hidden secrets and learn about the mysteries still to be explored, looking at Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s Georgian Chapel and Compton Verney’s role in World War II . Hilary will also look at Morag Myerscough’s Village – a contemporary creative response to the historic village of Compton Murdak, created in collaboration with local communities.

At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to look at and handle some of Compton Verney’s archaeological finds.

Tuesday 20 June and Saturday 15 July at 11am-12.30pm and 2.30-4pm

This event requires a valid membership or day ticket.

Good to know:
Meet at the back of the Welcome Centre
The walk will last approximately 45-60 minutes
The walk take place on mostly flat, grassy ground and paths.
There are no stiles and all gates are accessible by wheelchairs/scooters.
Compton Verney has slopes for wheelchairs.
The total distance walked is about 1.5 miles.

If its really wet, we’ll gather under a stretch tent!