Work is well underway now to prepare a selection of mosaic panels –
from the Durley Hill Roman villa – for a new home in the £34 million Civic Centre which is nearing completion in Keynsham.
Visitors to the town’s Pixash Lane Archaeology Store today (Saturday, May 10th) were able to see how they are being cleaned and conserved by experts from Clivedon Conservation.
They were able to get up close to the marvellous mosaics discovered when the cemetery was extended in the 1920s.
Mosaic panels will be set in the floor of a room in the new building with another panel hung on a nearby wall.
The Virtual Museum had a chance to speak to Andy Hebden – one of the conservators who has been working on the panels – to get the latest on their eventual move to a new home.
Visitors were also able to explore other archaeological finds from Keynsham including decorative stonework from the Medieval Abbey, as well as finds and some unusual graffiti rescued from the Combe Down Stone Mines before they were filled in during the stabilisation works.