The Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology presents a programme of constantly changing exhibitions, which are either based around objects from our own collections, or brought to us for a limited period by other museums and organisations.
1st May - 2nd June 2013
'Binchester Exposed’ is the culmination of a project by final-year undergraduates from Durham University’s Archaeology and Anthropology departments. Binchester Roman Fort, to the north of Bishop Auckland, was built during the 1st Century AD and was home not just to the military garrison, but also to a civilian settlement. An international team of archaeologists have been working on the site since 2009 and Binchester has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the Roman world on its northern border.
The exhibition covers a wide range of topics: from glass production and Roman games to animal bones and the life of Binchester after the Romans; the detailed case-studies provide intriguing insights into life in the north of the renowned Roman Empire.
Alongside the posters there is a collection of artefacts found at Binchester, an archaeologist’s pit to test your excavation skills, and Roman costumes for children to try on!