Prehistoric flint tool making

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 July 2017



The course

Using the methods of ancient British people, including flint, knapping, cordage manufacture from natural fibres, and working with bone and antler, you will produce your own hafted tool to take home.

The tutor

Will Lord grew up on the English Heritage site of Grimes Graves, a prehistoric flint mine in Norfolk, where his parents were custodians for many years. With a strong family history of archaeology & flint knapping, Will has continued and progressed the tradition, becoming the leading expert on prehistoric survival skills. He regularly teaches Bronze age metalwork courses amongst others.

Participant information

The course will take place outside, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Maximum number of students will be 10.


£150 per person, to include tuition, materials, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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