Hardwick Hall activities

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Hardwick Hall is celebrating its archaeological past and the first week of the British Festival of Archaeology.

The stately home is marking the first week of the festival from Saturday, July 16, to Friday, July 22, with a host of events in the stableyard.

There will be hands-on family activities, a chance to reconstruct ancient pots and a live excavation. On Wednesday, July 20, there will be talks by archaeologist Rachael Hall at noon, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.