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Hyde900 – Hyde Abbey dig finds display and medieval tile workshop


The Lawn, The Inner Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

Discover the history of Hyde Abbey through a display of finds including encaustic tiles. And why not have a go yourself at making a floor tile in the medieval manner? But be prepared to get your hands dirty! PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL for workshop.

The display will showcase the finds from the April 2018 community dig on the site of the cloisters of Hyde Abbey. This will include further elements of the stunning Norman cloister arch from the original build of the abbey first discovered in 2017. There will be a display of finds of encaustic tiles from the dig and others discovered in the past within the precincts of Hyde Abbey. Visitors will have the opportunity of choosing from a selection of patterns to use in the free tile making workshop. For a fee they can have their tiles fired and glazed for collection early in 2019.

●  Thursday 13 September: Display 1000-1600, 4 tile workshops 

●  Friday 14 September: Display 1000-1600, 4 tile workshops 

●  Saturday 15 September: Display 1000-1600, 4 tile workshops 

●  Sunday 16 September: Display 1000-1600, 4 tile workshops 

Booking Details:
Display is open to explore but places on workshops must be booked.

Additional Information:
Max 6 people per tour/session. Allow up to 1 hour. This is a wonderful hands-on experience for people of all ages.

Earlier Event: September 13
Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square
Later Event: September 13
'Winchester: Then and Now' Exhibition