New young architects club started for Somerset

Young Archaeologists Club Somerset


Fantastic news for young people aged 8 -16 in Somerset; a new Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) has now been set up offering great opportunities to learn more about and get involved in archaeology. There will be a promotional launch with Phil Harding and free activities at the Museum of Somerset on Saturday 9th of April.

It has been set up in memory of Professor Mick Aston, from the TV programme “Time Team”, who was very keen to start a YAC for Somerset. Mick was well known in the Avalon Marshes; he helped launch the landscape partnership scheme back in 2012 and was a key figure behind the Shapwick Project in the 1990s.

Mick Aston’s Young Archaeologists (Somerset) or “MAYA” is open to everyone aged 8–16. It will get involved in all sorts of activities, including visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts, taking part in excavations, and lots more.

There will be a special MAYA Experimental Archaeology Activity Day here at the Avalon Marshes Centre on 11th June – click here for full event details

MAYA will meet in the morning every second Saturday of the month, usually at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. Sometimes they will run whole-day events in all sorts of different locations.

If you’d like to get involved with MAYA, find out about their events or contact them then please visit their website:

You can also get social with MAYA:

Join them On Twitter – @yacsomerset

And on Facebook – Mick Astons Young Archaeologists

MAYAN Young Archaeologists Club

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