Somerset Day is celebrated annually in May. It marks Alfred the Great’s call to arms and the gathering of ‘all the people of Somerset’ to march against the invading Viking army.
Join us as we mark Somerset Day with reenactors from Draca Beorder and children’s activities exploring life in Saxon Somerset. Strike an Alfred coin, follow the Alfred Art Trail, learn to write in the style of King Alfred and dress up like a Saxon for a selfie in the longhall.
During your visit families can explore the richly decorated reconstructed Roman dining-room and the Anglo-Saxon longhall. Filled with hand crafted furniture and art, you will immerse yourself in thousands of years of heritage. There is also a reconstructed Viking ship and Iron Age roundhouse under construction.
Entry tickets to Avalon Archaeology can be purchased on the day at the welcome hut.
Please note we only accept payments by card.