Want to learn hands-on archaeology by being part of Nottingham Castle's annual excavation?Do you have a day or more free this summer?We Dig the CastleIs back for 2017 and is looking for members of the community who would like to learn archaeology by being part of a research excavation uncovering new information about the Nottingham Castle site.
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Held at the world-famous Nottingham Castle, a Scheduled Ancient Monument
The We Dig the Castle training excavation (17 July - 18 August)Prices for the training excavation start at just £50 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers), and people of any age over 14 can get involved. We cater for all levels of skill, experience and prior knowledge, whether you have a qualification in archaeology, are a Time Team fan, or just want to try something new. We're delighted to be able to offer reductions in price at our training sessions for people who have trained with We Dig the Castlepreviously, students (with valid NUS cards), young adults aged under 18, and people who have volunteered with us on community archaeology projects. For more information see the Get Involved page.
Other ways to get involved in We Dig the CastleGroup visits and toursAre you part of a history or archaeology society, a lifelong learning group, or a social club? Why not book a group visit to the excavation and archaeology tour of the Castle site, led by a We Dig the Castlearchaeologist? Standard and bespoke visits available for advance booking (subject to staff availability), with prices starting at £40 for a group of up to 30.
Were you part of our 2016 We Dig the Castle family day?
17 July - 18 August 2017Nottingham Castle's annual training excavationIn partnership between Nottingham City Council, Trent & Peak Archaeology, and Historic England
Archaeology for all ages - Sunday 22 JulyThe perfect opportunity for parents to discover real-life archaeology with children of all ages. Part of the national Festival of Archaeology.More information, and booking, coming soon.
Through close tutor support and carefully designed hands-on workshops, all trainees will be excavating within an hour - including absolute beginners! Nottingham Castle's annual excavation is carefully shaped to contribute to our understanding of the Castle site while providing exciting opportunities for training. It returns for 2017 on 17 July-18 August.