We have an exciting opportunity to visit behind the scenes of the Victoria and Albert Museum's metalwork collection with curator Dr Kirstin Kennedy. The details are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
Cost: £5.00 to include tea/coffee and cake afterwards where we can chat about the delights we've just seen!
Spaces are very limited, only 15 places, so as to all get a good view of the collection. Places will be first come first served and are open to members of the FRG only. As there are so few spaces, we would ask that you only reserve a place if you can definitely make it.
To reserve your place, please email Katie Marsden:
We appreciate this might be a popular trip so are looking to run further sessions in the spring.
September 11th-12th 2020: Mayflower 400 Celebrations, Plymouth
Our next meeting in Plymouth is planned to coincide with the Mayflower 400 celebrations and will be held in collaboration with the Plymouth Archaeological Society conference. For the FRG the programme will start on Friday 11th September 2020 at the Arts Institute (formerly Peninsula Arts), University of Plymouth, with a series of talks on aspects of the archaeology of the South West and in particular new discoveries or research. In the evening we will attend the Plymouth Archaeological Society Mayflower Conference keynote speech by the former city archaeologist. Then on Saturday, there will be the Mayflower conference itself, organised by the Plymouth Archaeological Society. On Sunday we will organise a visit to the Box, the new Plymouth museum which is scheduled to open in the Spring.
Further information and contact details will be posted nearer the time.