DIG IT – How We Know What We Know

School Visits in conjunction with  an archaeology exhibition designed for children

Wednesday 30th August to Sunday October 29th  2017

Our Dig It exhibition gives children in our local schools an ideal opportunity to learn about the amazing archaeology of our area with lots of hands on and educational activities.

From Stone Age to Modern times pupils can take a look at some of our key archaeological sites and discover how people lived, worked and played in Northumberland over the past 10,000 years. 

Exhibits and activities include-


  • Arial photographs of key sites with relevant artefacts and information
  • Maps and directions of how to access the actual sites
  • Supervised and teacher-led 'digs' using dig boxes where children can be an archaeologist and learn how to dig and catalogue finds
  • A life sized model of a Roundhouse
  • A model of Harbottle Castle and other significant archaeological finds from around the county
  • Reconstructing pots from shards and bones from fragments
  • Handling and identifying tools and artefacts
  • Learning how archaeologists work and how they find out about the past
  • Visiting sites using virtual reality

School visits to the gallery can be arranged and can include any or all of the above. The cost is £1 per child and £4 for teachers. A free preliminary visit is available for up to two members of staff.

Alternatively you can book a workshop for £30 for half a day plus £1 per pupil admission (teachers go free)

Further information is available and we advise you to book your visit as soon as possible. 

For further information and to book a class visit please contact -

Vivien Kay on 01665 605847 or ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk 

We hope your school will be able to take advantage of this fantastic curriculum opportunity so close at hand.