Chester House Estate Community Archaeology Taster Day

We would like to invite you to a community archaeology taster day at The Chester House Estate, Northamptonshire on Sunday 15th May 2022.

A collaborative team including representatives from the School of Archaeology & Ancient History (SAAH) at the University of Leicester, The Chester House Estate, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), the Council for British Archaeology East Midlands (CBA-EM), Council for British Archaeology South Midlands (CBA-SM), the Enabled Archaeology Foundation (EAF) and Northamptonshire Archaeological Society (NAS), are planning to offer a wide range of workshops at The Chester House Estate which will be useful to local archaeological societies and their members, along with others who have a more general interest in archaeology.

As a first step we are offering a special taster day on Sunday 15th May 2022 to provide an introduction to community archaeology, from project research, design and management to post-excavation and archiving. Sessions will include talks, practical exercises and discussions, drawing on case studies from across the East Midlands. There will be opportunities throughout the day to find out more about the kinds of support the team can offer community groups. The day will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC) for Northamptonshire. No previous experience of archaeology is required and the Estate and the location for this event are accessible for wheelchair users.

Date: Sunday 15th May 2022
Time: 0930-1600
Venue: Threshing Barn, The Chester House Estate, Northants
Cost: £10

The Chester House Estate includes a highly recommended café/restaurant and registrants to the taster session will be entitled to a 10% discount on meals on the day. The taster day will include information about the exciting range of networking events and future workshops which the team are planning to offer at the Estate, including field surveying & field archaeology, photogrammetry, standing building recording, pottery identification and archiving.

You can book a place on the taster day via the Estate website


Future events will be advertised on the website and via associated social media pages from 15th May.

If you have any questions about the workshop please email Sarah Scott, Professor of Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

If you have any questions about the venue please email via the link at

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