Archaeology, Myth and Superstition at Museum Talk

This month’s ‘Talk and Tea’ session at the Museum of Somerset looks at archaeology, myth and superstition, and takes place on Friday the 13th December.

Many archaeological sites are often linked to mythical stories or folk lore. This illustrated talk looks at examples from Somerset and beyond, and provides examples where myths and superstition form an important part of the story.

“What was the Devil’s bed and bolster? Where was the Pixies Mound? Why was the devil throwing stones at Staple Fitzpaine church? This talk will reveal some of the hidden, ritual or magical themes linked with archaeological sites” said County Archaeologist Bob Croft, who will lead the talk.

David Hall, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Heritage Services, said: “Talk and Tea provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the museum and engage with staff working across all areas of the Heritage Service.”

Talk and Tea starts at 2.30 pm. The one-hour talk costs £5 (includes tea and cake) and should be booked in advance (01823 255088) to avoid disappointment.

For further information please call 01823 255088, email museumofsomerset@somerset.co.uk or visit The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 4AA.

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