Children can follow in the footsteps of Victorian antiquarians over half-term by having a go at archaeology for themselves.

Chesters Roman Fort, once owned by John Clayton who excavated the site, is hosting ‘Get Hands on with History: Archaeology’ from Saturday, May 25 until Sunday, June 2.

Clayton and his team of archaeologists uncovered Chesters’ Roman remains and its ancient artefacts.

Participants will be able to find out about the tools used to excavate discoveries, take part in activities to guess what the fragments from the past were used for and visit the museum to see Roman objects and original archaeology on display.

There will also be tours throughout the day, with English Heritage’s Victorian characters taking people around the area where many of the artefacts were unearthed by the likes of John Clayton and his helpers at the time.