"The Thegns of Mercia: The time of the Hoard" - A family event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, in support of the world-famous Staffordshire Hoard exhibition. Come try on Anglo-Saxon armour, have a go at writing Old English or playing ancient instruments, examine an early Anglo-Saxon grave display, and see items of the Hoard reassembled as they would've been before burial. What can the hoard tell us about this mysterious period, and what other finds can give clues about the early Anglo-Saxons and the lost kingdom of ancient Merica?
11am-4pm. £1 entry fee raising money for the Hoard's conservation.