We dig the castle! Family day at Nottingham Castle
East Midlands | Nottinghamshire
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Periods: Tudors and Stuarts, Medieval, Georgians and Victorians
Hands-on activityFinds identification or archaeological skillsExcavation visitFamily fun

Families of all ages can get involved with a real life archaeological dig at the world-famous Nottingham Castle.
In a fun-filled hour you’ll be helping us to explore what happened to the site after the medieval castle was swept away after the English Civil War. You’ll have the chance to have a dig in our trench, wash and identify finds, and sieve through the spoil looking for interesting artefacts. We’ll also have colouring and activity sheets for really young budding archaeologists.

Event details

Organiser: We Dig the Castle - a partnership between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Historic England and Nottingham City Council
Booking details: Email Alison at nottinghamcastle@yorkat.co.uk. We have 15 places (adults or children) available per slot. Due to high demand last year these must be booked in advance, on a first come first served basis. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult (who must also book a place) at all times. We ask that there is at least one adult for every two children in your group.
Fee details: Free event, although castle entry costs apply to those not booked on for the dig the castle event.

Dates and times

Sun 23rd Jul 2017 10:00-16:00
Additional times information
Hourly slots available between 10am and 4pm (10-11am; 11am-12pm; 1-2pm; 2-3pm; 3-4pm).

Venues and locations

Nottingham Castle,
Lenton Rd,
Nottingham
NG1 6EL


Tel: 0115 8967400 (please ask for Alison)
Email: nottinghamcastle@yorkat.co.uk
Directions: The castle is in Nottingham city centre, near to Maid Marian Way. There are bus, tram and park and ride stops nearby, and a number of public car parks. For directions see http://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk/visit-us A small amount of blue badge parking is available on site. Please contact us in advance to reserve a spot.

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