september, 2020

sun20sep9:30 am4:00 pmSold Out!Flint Knapping Experience 20th September 2020

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Try your hand at the ancient art of Flint Knapping.

Held at Grimes Graves Ancient Flint Mines.

Learn the skill used by our ancestors to create a range of tools such as hand axes, knives, arrowheads and axe heads.

For those with an interest in the prehistoric era, this course offers you a great opportunity to understand the features and characteristics of stone implements.

During the day you will be introduced to the tools that are used for Flint Knapping and shown how and when to use them, You will have clear and well-presented demonstrations of how to make a range of tools covering 3 Periods of the Stone Age, Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. This means you will be shown how to make a hand axe, blade core for tools such as saws and burins, plus pressure flaking for producing fine arrowheads. When your day ends you will be pleased to know you keep the items you have made.

The group course is available for £80 per person

Start time 9.30am, Finish 4.00pm

This course is self-catered but refreshments are included throughout the day.

The course takes place at Grimes Graves, at the 4000 year old Neolithic flint mines, in the heart of Thetford Forest in Breakland Norfolk. Your course includes access to the site and the use of the facilities there including the exhibition and the flint mine open to the public. (During its open season April till October.)

You can also book a personal one-to-one tuition with Will Lord where you will be able to have Will's undivided attention. This is often popular for those who wish to progress further with this complex craft.


(Sunday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Grimes Graves

Lynford, Thetford, Norfolk. IP26 5DE