Durham Cathedral


11.00am - 3.00pm

Open Treasure

Family craft activities linked to the Magna Carta and the Forest Charters exhibition on display in Open Treasure from 19 June – 9 September.

Scriptorium - explore some tools of the writing trade and try your hand at medieval writing and letter illumination. Have a closer look at a copy of Durham’s 1216 Magna Carta – can you create your own clause that would make life better for everyday people?

Strike-a-Coin Workshop - have you got the strength to mint your very own 1215 King John penny on a coin die? Swing the hammer hard then display your coin in a special pack. 

Cast-a-Seal Workshop - press the image of King John’s Great Seal into craft
clay to ‘sign’ the Magna Carta. Don’t forget the ribbon!

Activities are free for children with Open Treasure admission, available here.

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