Visitors to Denny Abbey Farmland Museum are being given the chance to get their hands on archaeological artefacts on the site which was home to knights, nuns and farmers.

The event will be held over two days with a children orientated day on Thursday, July 24 and a family day on Saturday, July 26.

Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeologists will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate live geophysics to look for buried and hidden structures on parts of the site.

They will also explain artefacts found at Denny Abbey as well as provide guided walks around the Waterbeach site. The Abbey was a religious house that originally housed Benedictine monks, then Knights Templar then an order of Franciscan Nuns but was dissolved in 1539 and used as a farmhouse until the 20th century.

Visitors will also get the chance to get hands on with artefacts and there will be a storyteller at the Abbey on Thursday.

Quinton Carroll, Historic Environment Record Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: This is a great opportunity for children and families to get to grips with the local history on their doorstep. We hope with the staff at Denny Abbey to bring our local heritage to life and explain the story of this Waterbeach site.


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