There is so much going on at Hengistbury Head - what will you discover?

Covid-19 update

Many events and activities due to run at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve have been postponed until further notice.

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Any events that are going ahead are listed below: 

Ancient glue making and Stone Age tools: Perfect for all ages - Monday 25 January

10:30am. Click here to join the presentation on Facebook

Here is a short video preview of the event

Hayden Scott-Pratt our assistant Curator at Hengistbury Head and Mark Holloway, the Performing the Past Project Manager will show us how to make Stone Age (12,000 year old) glue -  which we will use to turn some of the stone blades and tools we made last week into a variety of handled or shafted tools such as arrows and knifes. We will use beeswax, pine sap, gut and twine to affix our very own Stone Age tool kit!

It will all be staged outside in the experimental area where we will have a fire in our sandbox to warm ourselves and heat up our materials.

This demonstration is suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. It's an ideal way to entertain the kids whilst home learning.

This event is part of the Performing the Past project which aims to engage local people in local archaeology, focused around the well-used but little known site of Hengistbury Head. 


Why not get the most from your visit to Hengistbury Head and join in with one of our events? There really is something for everyone, from birdwatching for beginners, to creative writing for adults, pond-dipping and arty crafty events for children.

Some events require booking ahead, and others are open events that you can just come along to.

Temporary Exhibitions

We have a programme of temporary exhibitions too, all related to the topics we love at Hengistbury - geography, archaeology, local history, art and much more.

Find out what's on display in our Upstairs Gallery inside the Visitor Centre.

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