Visit museums for free

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


VISITORS to two Isle of Wight Council attractions will have the chance to travel back in time for free next week, as part of the National Festival of Archaeology.

The Museum of Island History, Guildhall, Newport, is holding an open day on Thursday, July 24, between 10:30am and 4pm.

It is a rare opportunity to view the many archaeological finds from the Isle of Wight free of charge. The museum is hosting a new exhibition of Island art, containing a collection of paintings of all parts the Isle of Wight, from over the last 200 years.

Newport Roman Villa is holding its open day on Saturday, July 26, between 11am and 3pm, with extra activities.

You can meet the villa's archaeological experts, and even bring along your own archaeological finds for identification. There will also be crafts and treasure hunts for children.

Visitors are invited to turn up on the day and organisers said there is no need to book in advance.

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