Iron-age or Celtic Britain

Resources for Celtic Iron Age Britain

Moving on from the Stone Age  in the British Isles bronze technology arrives from the continent around 2500BC, and around 800BC the Celtic iron age culture begins.

Websites and online games

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/celts/ – We love this interactive, animated stories and games on Celtic Wales. Also has some information, Celtic sites in Wales and craft ideas.
  • Iron Age Life – Find out whether you have the skills to make fire, bake bread and spin cloth and so survive the Iron Age. 
  • Boudicca’s revolt – Meet four characters and find out about their view of Boudicca’s Revolt (illustrated, but text/reading based)

Things to make and do

Over the years we have returned to Iron age Britain several times and have found these resources useful for things to make and do. We have dressed up, made cardboard swords and shields, and twisted wire torcs, painted ourselves with fake blue tattoos and visited Celtic Harmony.

  • Butser Ancient Farm – Downloads include how to make clothes, shoes from an educational site in Hampshire
  • Celtic Harmony Camp – Hertfordshire based education site with roundhouses, educational visits, archery and bushcraft

Places to go

  • Celtic Harmony Camp – Hertfordshire based education site with roundhouses, educational visits, archery and bushcraft

Factual Books – to come

Historical Fiction – to come