We dig the Castle! is back for 2016

We dig the castleIn this training excavation members of the community will learn hands-on archaeology by being part of a small team working with professional archaeologists to complete a real dig. They’ll be excavating the outer bailey at Nottingham Castle, and we hope to uncover evidence of the Civil War period or the medieval occupants of the castle.

We Dig the Castle! The training excavation is running 18 July to 19 August, on weekdays, from 9.30 to 4pm.

Thanks to the support of Nottingham City Council we have a limited number of free 1 or 2 day places available to people living in the city and county. These are available on a first come, first served basis.

Prices start at £50 for a taster day, with daily rates reducing the more days attended. For people who have volunteered on other community heritage or archaeology projects that TPA has been involved with we’re also offering an additional reduction as a thank you (this includes projects such as Dig for History, Toton Unearthed, Ey Up Mi Duck!, the Lenton Priory Project, Burgage Manor Revealed, Heritage JIGSAW and many more).

People with all levels of experience are welcome, and we will cater to different levels of skill and prior knowledge. Adults of all ages can get involved – we have a digging volunteer on another project who’s 81! – but as this is a working dig people do need to be 16 (or 14 if coming with a parent/guardian).

The We Dig the Castle! team at Trent and Peak Archaeology (0115 8967400 or nottinghamcastle@yorkat.co.uk) is very happy to provide more information or answer any questions.

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