For this year's online version of the Festival of Archaeology, we're celebrating everything archaeological and all the things that can be learned by studying artefacts and objects (often deep in the earth) from the ancient world.

To mark this week's festivities, the Museum team has created many brand-new exciting resources for people of all ages to join in.

Explore a brand new exhibition about the ancient Roman town at Silchester. Step into an archaeologist's dusty shoes with our brand new archaeology pack. Try your hand at arts and crafts, from baking cookies to making puppets, in our Activity Chariot. Or discover a range of learning resources for use either at home or in the classroom!

We'll also be sharing brand new blogs throughout the week, exploring archaeology in Reading!