FAMILIES can learn what it's like to delve into ancient history with a series of summer archaeology activities at Bromsgrove Library.

Worcestershire County Council is holding 'Family Archaeology Quest' sessions at libraries throughout next week.

Challenges set will include telling the difference between stones and bones, identifying pottery, learning about ancient coins and 'spot the difference on a map' style quizzes.

The free sessions will be held at Redditch Library on Monday, July 26, Bromsgrove Library on Thursday, July 29, and The Hive, Worcester, on Friday, July 30.

Community project officer, Ian Mackey, said: “We’re looking forward to taking our Family Archaeology Quest to libraries this summer.

"It’s great to be able to provide this opportunity for children and families to explore the past. We have a number of challenges to inspire the children and help them discover what it’s like to be an archaeologist.”

Cabinet member with responsibilities for communities, Matt Dormer, added: "“The Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service provides a range of opportunities for people to explore the past. The Family Archaeology Quest events give the next generation of archaeologists a chance to get involved and be inspired.”

Tickets must be booked in advance, by visiting www.explorethepast.co.uk/events/.