Friars Square reveals hidden treasures from town’s past

July 29, 2015

A collection of artefacts that tell the story of Aylesbury are to go on display at Friar’s Square Shopping Centre this summer. The artefacts form part of the Aylesbury Through the Ages event which is being organised by the shopping centre in partnership with Big Heritage  - an award-winning organisation that creates pop-up heritage events in unusual locations.

The highlight of the event will see museum cases displaying artefacts from prehistoric Aylesbury through to the Early Modern period, with the majority of the objects having never been seen by the public before.

Alongside the displays, which will include parts of a Bronze Age hoard, children will have the opportunity to transport back in time to Iron Age or Medieval Aylesbury with a fun History Green Screen, take part in free craft activities and try some on some ancient costumes and armour.

aylesbury570.jpghiresDean Paton, founder of Big Heritage said: “We’re very excited to be supporting this pop-up exhibition. Aylesbury has a deep and rich heritage, and we’re looking forward to showcasing finds loaned from Bucks County Museum, who are as keen as we are to engage new audiences with their amazing collection.”

Andy Margieson, Centre Manager at Friars Square said “This is a rare and unique opportunity to come and see some never-before-seen hidden gems from Aylesbury’s past! Plus some join in some great family fun activities. This is an ideal way of keeping the kids occupied and learning something new in the Summer holidays!

The event is set to run from 17th-30th August from 10am-4pm daily at Friar’s Square Shopping Centre.

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