Creation of a top notch education station!

The Trust has been gathering archaeological education equipment and learning resources for over a decade.

We have everything from mini excavation experiences, through suits of Roman Armour and enough shields for a small legion, to a set of historic hats and horses heads.

Roman Armour
A legion of shields
Historic Hats
Mini Dig Box and archaeological artefacts

But, despite the fantastic space we have at the Antoinette Centre, we have never had a dedicated space for accessable and organised storage of our teaching kit.

Until now!

Education Resource store

With the help of a grant from the Nineveh Trust to support the development of our education programme, we have constructed a dedicated resource store for all our teaching kit, with a full list of all the equipment and activities they can be used for.

With easy access to our learning resources, we can make our programme of workshops for children and adults more efficient and enjoyable.

We’d love to hear from teachers and other educators who would be interested in making use of the wide range of archaeological teaching resources, or taking part in education activities at the Archaeology Centre.

Sign Up for the AntCommunity at Addington Street Revival Fair

The popular pop-up Museum of Thanet’s Archaeology will be appearing for the first time at the Addington Street revival fair in Ramsgate on Sunday 3rd of September, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Come along to the fair and take a look at some of the finds from the Thanet area on our pop-up position in Spencer Square! There are archaeological activities too, with mosaic making, pop up dig box and prehistoric pottery making.
There will be an opportunity to sign up for one of our archaeology courses at the Antoinette Centre too!

CITiZAN coastal archaeology app training

The first event to be held in the newly opened Antoinette education centre was a workshop led by Lara Band of the CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) project.

CITiZAN training workshop
CITiZAN training workshop participants learning about map regression analysis

Participants spent the morning learning research techniques like map regression analysis, and how to use a specially developed CITiZAN app to record intertidal and coastal archaeological features. The afternoon was spent applying the lessons to the archaeology of the Margate coast.

A fine sunny day meant everyone could make use of our great outdoor spaces and garden in the breaks from lectures in the meeting room.

Al Fresco lunch at the Antoinette Centre
Al Fresco lunch at the Antoinette Centre