Hallaton Festival of Archaeology

Hallaton Museum and Hallaton Church Restoration Trust are again combining to put on the festival, which this year showcases Two Thousand Years of History.

There will be Exhibition in St Michael and All Angels Church, Hallaton. Follow the story of the Hallaton Pilgrims and discover more about the special history of the village and St Morrell’s Chapel as we move one step closer to a permanent exhibition and the eventual restoration of the crypt. 

This year’s exhibition in Hallaton Museum ‘Prize Marrows and Dining Shoes‘ invites us to entertain the social history of Hallaton between 1940 and 1970.

The Hallaton Festival of Archaeology takes place from 13th July until 28th July. There are various events; these include:

  • Guided walks on the Hallaton Heritage Trail and to the Motte and Bailey Castle
  • Talks in the Church which are all fascinating subjects with great speakers and include:
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  • “A landscape of Lordship” by Mathew Morris, which can be combined with a guided walk around the castle site 
  • “The Rutland Villa Project” by Peter Liddle which gives the view from the inside of the brilliant story of the Rutland Villa
  • “Recreating Britain’s finest Cavalry Helmet” by Helen Sharp which is wonderful insight to the intricate recreation of the replica helmet on display in Hallaton Museum
  • St Morrell’s Round in Two Halves
  • Café Morrell, serving coffee, lunches and tea, in church during both weekends of the festival

Tickets for most events are still available on Eventbrite

Alternatively, you can access it via the Hallaton Museum website.