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Spelthorne Young Archaeologists' Club

The Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club for young people up to the age of 17 interested in archaeology. The club is run by the Council for British Archaeology, an educational charity working for over 65 years to promote 'Archaeology for All'. YAC's vision is for all young people to have opportunities to be inspired and excited by archaeology, and to empower them to help shape its future.


YAC Branches are a network of local branches where young people aged 9 to 16 can get involved in hands-on activities on a regular basis. Spelthorne YAC (or SPARCS) has been running since 2003 with a variety of local project-based activities ranging from the Stone Age to the seventeenth century. We have recorded buildings in historic Staines, made Medieval style pottery, hosted a Bronze Age Who-dunnit, and turned the Museum into a giant board game called 'Keeping up with the Caesars'! Visits have included Butser Ancient Farm, the Thames foreshore in Central London, St Anne's Hill near Chertsey and Fishbourne Roman Palace.


Interested in joining SPARCS?
Please contact us on staff@spelthornemuseum.org.uk or email our leader, Rowena Ferneley at rferneley@spelthornemuseum.org.uk

This is an animated photo with various photos from around the museum, such as staff dressed up on Roman and Civil War days, kids learning while sitting at a table, an old postcard of Staines back in the early 1900's, the entrance to the Museum with the pillars, the ancient head being shown by staff members, the London Stone, the old fire engine, the Mayor of Stanwell, bottles from Ashby's, souvenier items from Spelthorne, and windows on Spelthorne
Two of the SPARCS members at the Civil War event at the museum.


One of the Leaders of SPARCS, Christine, after accepting an award from VAIS a few years ago,
for her work with SPARCS. Rowena received one as well

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