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Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle was one of the Tudors’ most beloved palaces. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII while he made his decision to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, later lived after he died. But hidden in the castle grounds, DigVentures has found traces of yet another remarkable moment in […]

Location: Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds | Dates: 02-09 June | Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)

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We Dig Wollaton Park 2020

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED Details Held annually since 2015, We Dig… Nottingham’s annual training excavation, is a partnership between Trent & Peak Archaeology, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council. We Dig… Wollaton Park continues archaeological investigations of the formal gardens of Wollaton Hall, searching for evidence of buildings […]

Location: Wollaton Park, Nottingham | Dates: 13th July -14th August (Weekdays) | Cost: £45 a day for Students/ regular TPA volunteers/ 14 and 15 year olds, £50 a day general admission. Lunch and transport is not provided.

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Elsyng Palace

A 17th season of work on the scheduled ancient monument, home of a series of nationally important figures beginning in the Wars of the Roses and then a Tudor royal palace, will aim to locate the moated inner gatehouse. With previous work about to be published in a major monograph, the dig will begin to […]

Location: Forty Hall, Enfield | Dates: 14th – 19th and 20th – 26th July | Cost: Free but membership of society (£12) required (deadline to join 4th July).

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Copped Hall Trust Archaeological Project – Archaeology Taster Weekends

Are you interested in learning the basic techniques of excavation and finds-handling on an archaeological site? If so, you can join an Archaeology Experience Weekend in July at Copped Hall, near Epping. Designed for absolute beginners, people of all ages (8 years and above) and backgrounds are welcome. Our aim is to involve students as […]

Location: Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Upshire Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5HR | Dates: 18th July – 19th July and 25th – 26th July | Cost: £60 per person per weekend