Roman Lamp Making

Join Archaeology Scotland for a crafty few hours exploring Scotland's Roman past in this family event at Lauriston Castle on 1st June!

Roman Lamp Making

About Roman Lamp Making

Free drop-in sessions with Archaeology Scotland – just drop-in anytime any time between 2pm and 4pm.

A short set of hands on activities for families. Try your hand at creating a Roman clay lamp. Enjoy some relaxing colouring. Join Archaeology Scotland for a crafty few hours exploring Scotland's Roman past.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Roman Lamp Making are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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