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Brooch Making Workshop

Saturday 5 June, 10am - 4pm at the Novium Museum

There are hundreds of forms of fibulae made throughout history as a closure for clothing long before the invention of buttons, zips and Velcro. Roman bow brooches - so named by archaeologists because of their visual likeness to crossbows - ranged from simple bronze functional catches to elaborate decorative brooches emphasising the wearer's status and to display their wealth.

Be inspired by the designs of the Roman Bow brooches in the museum collection and make a copper brooch, under the guidance of local jeweller Sarah Macrae, using traditional hand tools during this full day workshop.

Booking in advance is essential. £25 per person. Suitable for age 18+. Book Online Now


Please note that this event will take place within Government guidelines relating to Covid-19 at the time of the event. In the event that we need to cancel or postpone, you will be contacted by our team and a full refund will be offered.

  • Adults must wear a face covering throughout their time inside The Novium Museum.

  • Booking is essential. Due to extremely limited numbers, if you are unable to attend on the day please let us know by phone 01243 775888 or email

  • Please do not attend if any member of your group is displaying symptoms, or if you have been told to isolate by NHS Track and Trace.

  • Please only attend with members of your household or bubble.

  • On arrival, you will be greeted by a member of The Novium Museum staff, who will ask you to sanitise your hands and to check in using either the NHS Test and Trace App, or by providing your name and a contact telephone number.

  • Please note a queuing system will be in place to avoid the gathering of groups.

  • For our general admission social distancing and safety policies and procedures, visit Museum Reopening Information

  • Detailed advice and guidance relating to our Covid-19 safety measures will be e-mailed to ticket holders closer to the event.