Each building represents a different time period.
We compare and contrast ancient building techniques using archaeological evidence available at the time of building. The vast majority of our materials are harvested locally by us. Each project will employ traditional construction methods.
Due to the nature of the site, some areas may be challenging to access, especially after dark or during wet weather. Access issues can include uneven and slippery pathways, often with puddles, leaves, animal dung, chalk and clay. These areas generally have minimal lighting to maintain the authenticity of the site. Edges of paths and steps are often poorly defined and with irregular drops. If you have any concerns regarding accessibility please call the site on 01725 517618.
If you have a concern over access please do call the centre. We do have an accessible toilet and disabled parking.
For guests who wish to stay overnight in one of our buildings or camping with your own tent, we have one shower in the male toilet block and one in the female toilet block.
The archaeological evidence for this building comes from three excavations on the Isle of Man in the 1960’s.
Although this building could be mistaken as a settler’s cabin from the American West.
This building represents a “typical” Iron Age dwelling dated to around 200 AD.
This building is a reconstruction based on evidence from urban Londinium.
This building is based on evidence for Sunken Feature Buildings (SFB) dated to the Saxon period.
The Museum Of London has kindly donated the famous Roman Water Lifting Machine reconstruction to us in 2011.
See how the Channel 4 'Time Team' recreated this amazing lifting machine after finding the remains of a water lifting machine at the bottom of a 5m well during excavations in London.