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Trent & Peak Archaeology  Established 1967
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 Castle Is 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.  
Trent & Peak Archaeology is a trading name of York Archaeological Trust for Excavation and Research. Limited Registered Office: 47 Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX A Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England No. 1430801 A registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 509060) and Scotland (No. SCO42846)
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 Castle previously, 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 Castle Group visits and tours Are 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 Castle  archaeologist? 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 2017 Nottingham Castle's annual training excavation In partnership between Nottingham City Council, Trent & Peak Archaeology,  and Historic England
Archaeology for all ages - Sunday 22 July The 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.
Want to find out more? Visit our stands at the following events for the chance to sign up for 2017, see the finds from 2015-16,        ‘ask an archaeologist’, and hear the latest news: Council for British Archaeology (CBA) East Midlands conference, ’Manufacturing through the Ages’, Sunday 26 March Saturday 1 April at The Nottinghamshire Local History Association AGM and Spring Day School The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair on Sunday 7 May Catch our talk - ‘Recent Excavations at Nottingham Castle’ - Saturday 17 June, 2pm Studio 1, Nottingham Castle. A Friends of Nottingham Museums event. Cost £2 for non-members Find us at Nottingham Castle on 8 July, with some of the finds from We Dig the Castle 2015 and 2016      (more information coming soon). Book a member of the We Dig the Castle team to talk to your group or society about the excavation              and discoveries so far.