Prehistoric Coiled Basketry Workshop


The Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, CRANBORNE, Dorset, BH21 5RP

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the start of a plant fibre coiled basket is held with the stitching needle attached.


Join experimental archaeologist Vanessa Bunton to learn the techniques used to create the iconic Whitehorse Cist basket. Made from organic fibres baskets are known to have been used from the palaeolithic onwards but they rarely survive.

This ancient technique has been used through time and around the world and fits into the modern home. Whether for curiosity, reenactment or home decor, join us to understand the history of the basket and create your own to take home.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - Adult£80.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Opening Times

Season (21 Apr 2024)
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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