Saxon Stories


Ipswich Museum


Suitable for Everyone

Arts and Craft, History, Storytelling, Handling objects

About this Event

10am – 4pm

Gather round as our storyteller spins some tales, learn new Saxon skills, and handle real Saxon objects. With free drop-in activities throughout the day, come and help us celebrate all things Saxon in Suffolk! 
Our activities will be suitable for ages 5+, younger children would need help from a grown up.

Saxon Craft Workshops

Workshops at 10.15am – 11am, 11.15am – 12noon, 1.15pm – 2pm and 2.15pm – 3pm

Learn how Saxon chiefs rewarded their warriors and celebrated their status. Get hands-on and make your own Saxon brooch and metal tokens.
The Saxon Craft Workshops are suitable for ages 7+.
For useful information, such as how to find us, what to expect when you arrive and what facilities we have, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at Ipswich Museum | Ipswich Museums


The drop in activities are free.

Tickets for the Saxon Craft Workshop cost £4 per child.

How to Book

There is no need to book for the drop in activities.

Click here to book for the Saxon Craft Workshop

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