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Half-Term Fun: Creative Clay Carving
Fri 29 October, 2021 at 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
One event on Sat 30 October, 2021 at 11:00 am
Take part in our special event this half-term as part of Museums Week. Follow a trail to see the beautiful Tudor stone carvings inside the Abbey then carve your own clay tile.
Bath Abbey is full of beautiful stone carvings everywhere you look. The Chantry Chapel was built by Prior William Birde in 1515 and has plants, animals and people everywhere you look. You will see lots of birds and the letter W carved into the stone. This is called a rebus, which means making a word puzzle out of a name – in this case, William and Birde. Very clever! The carving is very delicate and even after 500 years, it still looks amazing. Come and take a closer look, then have fun carving a pattern in your own clay tile.