Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire
Dates: Various between April and October 2020. Please see website for details.
Cost: £35 per-person per-day. All excavation equipment is included.
Age: Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult.
Training / Experience: None. Beginners are welcome full instruction provided.
Accommodation: None provided. Local B&Bs are available.
Organization: Archeoscan
Name: Tony Roberts
Address: Greenacres Painswick Road Brockworth Gloucester Gl3 4RP
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07901 746 140



View of 2019 excavations at Ashton Court. [Image: Nick Turner]

Archeoscan run a number of digs open to members of the public throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to at least two Roman sites. In April, our first dig will focus on the wider hinterland of the main building of a large Roman site that we have been excavating for the past 6 years to build up a sequence of dating for the whole site.

Our second Roman site, later in the year, will be looking for a well-appointed Roman building that accompanies 2 corn dryers we excavated in that area. There is a possibility that a lost Medieval church also lies in the boundary of the site. We will also be exploring the remains of a wing of a 16th Century manor house that was revealed in a geophysical survey during the dry summer of 2019 and we started to explore in 2020. We will also have another dig later in the year the details have yet to be confirmed.. Contact Archeoscan for more details and dates.


  1. Steve
    May 17, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    I am a quallified Land Surveyor and long term resident in Bath – though been working behind a desk for 5 years mainly. I am considering getting involved in Archaeology because of obvious geospatial (and digging) tie ins. Would there be any scope to get involved in this dig on a voluntary basis. If a reference is required for character then Stuart Prior (University of Bristol Archaeology dept is a 20 yr friend). Best Regards:


  2. Candice tyers
    June 2, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    My son in a member of YAC and is very interested in attending a dig with his father or myself. He is 7,8 in November, is this to young to attend?


  3. Sue fullwood
    July 10, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    I have no experience at all but I would love to come along and see archeology in progress and help wherever possible.


  4. Jacqui Howe
    October 25, 2016 @ 5:37 pm

    Hi, I’ve been fascinated by history and archaeology for as long as I can remember and would love to be involved in your dig. Are you currentlyl running it? I’m in Swindon until the end of October, and would love to join the dig if possible.


    • CA
      October 26, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

      Hi Jacqui,
      Thanks for your message. To get in touch with Archeoscan, please use the contact details at the top of this page (email:; telephone: 07901 746140; web:
      Best wishes,
      The CA Team


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