We Dig the Castle - Nottingham Castle's annual training excavation
East Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Mon 17th Jul 2017 - Fri 18th Aug 2017
We Dig the Castle - Nottingham Castle's annual training excavation
Periods: Tudors and Stuarts, Medieval, Georgians and Victorians
Hands-on activityFinds identification or archaeological skillsExcavation visit

We Dig the Castle is back for 2017 and is looking for members of the community who would like to experience hands-on-archaeology. We Dig the Castle offers anyone aged 14-plus the opportunity to get involved in archaeology. With close tutor support and carefully designed hands-on workshops, everyone will be excavating within an hour of arriving - and this includes absolute beginners! With a new programme of training sessions, tutorials and workshops, we're offering more ways than ever for participants to experience different areas of archaeology and try out a range of skills. Whether you want to gain or develop skills in excavation, would just like to be part of a dig, have a passion for Nottingham's history, or have always wanted to play a role in uncovering the story of Nottingham Castle, we want you to be part of We Dig the Castle in 2017.

Event details

Organiser: We Dig the Castle - Trent and Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England
Booking details: For more information on how to book online visit tparchaeology.co.uk/wedigthecastle
Fee details: Prices start at £50 for a taster day of training, with a number of reductions and special offers available (ages 14-18; students with valid NUS cards; return trainees and people who have volunteered on community projects with TPA previously).

Dates and times

Mon 17th Jul 2017 09:30-16:30 — Fri 18th Aug 2017 09:30-16:30
Additional times information
Only runs on weekdays. The 'archaeology for all ages' day is on Sunday 23rd of July - see separate entry for more information.

Venues and locations

Nottingham Castle,
Standard Place,
Lenton Road,
Nottingham,
NG1 6EL


Tel: 01158 967400
Email: nottinghamcastle@yorkat.co.uk
Directions: Nottingham Castle is situated in Nottingham city centre, a short walk away from several public car parks and bus, tram and park and ride stops. See the directions and travel instructions at: http://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/visit-us

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