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Archaeologists bring history to life at Forty Hall

Published Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Step back in time with Enfield Museum and Forty Hall Estate at a free family fun day called ‘Encountering Elsyng’ on Sunday 19 July.

This event, delivered as part of The Festival of Archaeology, and supported by Enfield Council encourages people to explore the archaeology of their local area, and watch experts at work.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “This is a great way to step back in time and find out more about Enfield’s rich history and heritage in a fun, interesting and engaging way.

“We want to make history fun, get kids interested in our past and show them that our borough has a rich, varied and fascinating history just waiting to be explored in more depth.”

Visitors to ‘Encountering Elsyng’ will watch as archaeologists excavate Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace, which once stood within what is now the estate of Forty Hall.

There will also be an expert-led tour of the site, a historical treasure hunt, family crafts and quizzes and the chance to browse our local history book sale. 

Encountering Elsyng takes place 12noon – 4pm Sunday 19 July at Forty Hall Estate.

Enfield Museum and Forty Hall Estate are owned and managed by Enfield Council.

For further information about Forty Hall Estate click here .  For further information about Enfield Museum click here.

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