Location: Lindisfarne
Dates: July 12-26, 2017
Cost: £165 for a one day experience, £325 for two days, £625 for one week, and £1200 for the full two weeks. Students pay a rate of £420 per week.
Age: 17+ minimum, young people 7-16 may join accompanied by an adult, and there is a Children’s day on July 22nd for ages 6-12.
Training / Experience: None
Accommodation: No
Organization: DigVentures
Name: Anna van Nostrand
Address: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 333 011 3990


The 2016 team excavating some early medieval wall foundations at Lindisfarne (Photo: DigVentures).

Lindisfarne may be one of the most iconic sites in English history, but the exact location of King Oswald’s monastery remains unknown. Last year, we found some tantalising clues, including the famous Anglo-Saxon namestone. Choose this dig to help us dig deeper into this 1,000 year old mystery. More info coming soon. Learn about last season here:

DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to developing and delivering collaborative archaeology projects (

The DV team team comprises field archaeologists, community engagement experts and specialists in digital technologies, focused on increasing access and engagement, and enabling the public to genuinely participate in archaeological and heritage research. By joining our team onsite, you will learn technical field skills, as well as innovative ways of working with digital technology and public outreach techniques. Instruction is delivered by professional archaeologists, with further opportunities to attend masterclasses from leading specialists.

Our projects are open to anyone, regardless of experience or whether you are enrolled as a university student. All participants are assessed, and we offer a written account of skills gained on site towards achieving university credits. We also support the completion of the Archaeology Skills Passport on site. For more info see the website or email

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