Launch of the Offa’s Dyke Young Archaeologists’ Club

18th January 2020 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Offa's Dyke Centre
West Street
Penelope Foreman

The ODA is delighted to welcome the Offa’s Dyke Young Archaeologists’ Club  to the Offa’s  Dyke Centre

Old Fun for the New Year – the Young Archaeologists’ Club to launch in Knighton!

Budding archaeologists, history fans, and young explorers are invited to join a new club launching in January.

On Saturday, January 18th, a new branch of the Young Archaeologists’s Club (YAC) called the “Offa’s Dyke YAC” will host its first session. From 10:30 to 12:30, the Offa’s Dyke Centre will play host to an Anglo Saxon celebration. Including tastes of early medieval foods, jewelry making, shield design, and the chance to chat to archaeologists Penny, Ian and Mel.

Sessions will be held monthly on the third Saturday at the Centre, and will include sessions from pottery making, to prehistoric art, to geophysics and excavation.

New members are welcome to the club, and can either sign up on the day, pick up an application form from the Offa’s Dyke Centre, or contact branch leader Penelope Foreman on There is no joining fee, but a small cost of £1.50 a session to cover materials.

Important Information:

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club where 8-16 year olds can participate in real archaeology and discover why it matters. Membership is ideal for young people who want to become a professional archaeologist in the future or just feel like taking up an amazing new hobby.

YAC members take part in all sorts of fantastic, hands-on activities, such as excavation, working with artefacts, visiting historical sites and undertaking experimental archaeology. They will explore all eras of human history from Wales and beyond, such as the Romans, Vikings, Ancient Egyptians and Victorians.

There are over 70 clubs throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, run by over 500 dedicated volunteers. The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) supports the volunteers to deliver over 10,000 archaeology and heritage-based activity places each year.

Logos for the YAC and Offa’s Dyke Association are attached to this press release.

This club’s launch has been made possible by the generosity of the Offa’s Dyke Association in donating the use of their centre, and by the support of their volunteers.