New Resource to Download

July 22nd, 2009

TTBW ShipVisit the Resources Page to download a free template to make your own version of the Time Travelling by Water ship. It’s easy to make and requires only glue and scissors.

Hampshire Water Festival

July 21st, 2009

Time Travelling by Water will be at the Hampshire Water Festival for the second year running. Join us in the main education marquee this weekend to learn about the archaeology all around us and handle some real finds. The event is open to the public from 10am on the 25th and 26th July and this year is being held in Staunton Park, Hampshire.

Festival of British Archaeology a Success

July 21st, 2009

Trade routesTime Travelling by Water’s Festival of British Archaeology celebrations at Salisbury Museum were a huge success. Crowds of intrepid archaeologists braved the weather to make this one of the largest celebrations of British archaeology held at the museum in recent years. Visitors to the Time Travelling by Water stall learnt about trade and the routes that have bought food to our tables in the past. We would like to thank everyone who took part in making the day a great success.

Festival of British Archaeology

July 10th, 2009

Festival of British ArchaeologyTime Travelling by Water will be celebrating the Festival of British Archaeology at Salisbury Museum on the 18th July.

The theme of the day is ‘Fabulous Food and Gruesome Grub’ and Time Travelling by Water will be exploring some of the ancient trade routes that have brought different foods to our tables. Join us on the front lawn of the museum and step into our giant world map to explore these for yourself. You can also make your own medieval sailing vessel, handle real finds and ask the experts your archaeological questions…and that’s just on the Time Travelling by Water stall!

Entry to the museum is free on the 18th of July and other events include meeting a Georgian tea dealer and a Tudor confectioner, and helping to create a medieval feast. Hope to see you then.

 Download the Festival of British Archaeology at Salisbury Museum Poster.

Events in Norfolk

July 8th, 2009

Outreach Officer Gemma Ingason with crowds at the Norfolk ShowTime Travelling by Water has spent the last two weeks in Norfolk supporting Wessex Archaeology’s Area 240 project.

During the first week over 300 people aged between 9 and 90 benefitted from talks and workshops delivered in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Four times this number of people learnt about the project last week at the Norfolk Show, a huge event visited by thousands, where visitors had the chance to handle real archaeological finds.

Seabed Prehistory in Norfolk

June 19th, 2009

The sea above Area 240Time Travelling by Water will be in Norfolk for the next two weeks to support Wessex Archaeology’s Area 240 project. Our Area 240 team are exploring an area of seabed 13km east of Great Yarmouth, where flint tools and animal remains from thousands of years ago were found last year. Time Travelling by Water will be talking to schools, community groups and appearing at event days such as the Royal Norfolk Show. Hope to see you there!


For more information on this or any Time Travelling by Water project please contact education officer Gemma Ingason.

Time Travelling by Water Timeline Online

June 16th, 2009

The Time Travelling by Water timeline is now available to download. It covers all the main archaeological periods and compliments the National Curriculum by including Tudor, Victorian and WW2 images. To download your free copy of the Time Travelling by Water timeline, visit our Resources Page.Mesolithic

Archaeological Science in School

June 12th, 2009

The geophysical image is of the HMS A1, a submarine, which has been modelled by Year Four pupils.Time Travelling by Water recently delivered a workshop on the topic of science as part of a local school’s science week. Children in Year Four learnt about various archaeological techniques including geophysical survey, diving and geoarchaeology. As part of their exploration of geophysics Year Four made 3D models of submerged archaeology by interpreting geophysical images.

 A WW2 Dornier modelled by Year Four pupils.

New TTBW podcast online

May 13th, 2009

The view from the dive boatThe second Time Travelling by Water podcast is now online. In this, the 12th in the popular archaeocast series, divers Graham Scott and Niall Callan describe the work that they are doing exploring the wreck of the Iona on behalf of Historic Scotland.

Family Fun Day in Sutton

May 11th, 2009

Young Archaeologist dives deepTime Travelling by Water joined Sutton College of Learning for Adults (SCOLA) last Saturday to host some fun free family activities in Sutton Library.

Intrepid volunteers snorkelled to discover real archaeological finds and handled some dry finds on our touch table. These included a 1940’s telescope, a machine gun and mammoth tusk and teeth, all of which have been dredged up from around our coasts. The events were very much enjoyed and there was a great response form the public.

Though Sutton, in Surrey, is not within one of Time Travelling by Water’s target counties, this event demonstrates the out of area interest in this valuable project. This is especially important in an area which has seen much development over the past few years, much of which will have used marine aggregate.