BUDDING archaeologists are being invited to a special event in Redditch this weekend.

The Bordesley weekender, running Saturday, July 20 and Sun, July 21, will include expert guided tours of the famous 12th century Bordesley Abbey site.

There will also be an exhibition in nearby Forge Mill Museum about the Abbey and the Cistercian order which shows many of the excavated finds from the abbey.

The event, to coincide with the National Festival of Archaeology, runs from 11am to 4pm on both days (with tours 11.30am and 2pm both days).

Bordesley Abbey was a 12th-century Cistercian abbey near the town of Redditch.

The abbey's foundation was an act of Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, who gave the monks of Garendon Abbey in Leicestershire some more land.