The next event at the OPO is ‘Diggin’ deeper’. As part of the Festival of Archaeology, we’ll be unearthing the earlier medieval history of the building from its roots as longhouse in 1380 through to 1500 when the iconic slate roof was added.
This will be done through several reconstruction drawings by local artist Sue Read (see sketch below), along with articles, newspaper cuttings, architects’ plans and drafts showing the roof restoration of 1992 – a project that increased our understanding of the roof.
In the garden we will have a mock-excavation ‘trench’ for your little treasures who wish to become an archaeologist for the day as well as the chance to handle artefacts.
There’s also a chance to meet archaeologists from North Cornwall Heritage who, along with us at the OPO, will give a combined talk about medieval longhouses in the landscape.
Normal admission charges apply. Members free.
A preliminary sketch of the building c.1380. Find out more about Sue Read here.