11 July—12 July 2020

Mini Field School

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This two day taster course will introduce how archaeology works, the skills involved and the work that happens once excavations are over.

It includes one day excavating at Ashton Court and a behind the scenes tour of Bristol Museum.

Day one
Morning session – Find out about the skills, techniques and theories involved in fieldwork with archaeologists from Bristol Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Afternoon session – Discover what happens to objects and information once excavations are over and take a behind the scenes tour.

Day two
Get hands on and help excavate Ashton Court with local archaeology company Archeoscan.  Supervisors will be on hand to show you the basic techniques and help you throughout.


Day one will be based at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and will run from 10.30 am – 4pm. Day two will be on-site at Ashton Court and will run from 10am – 4pm.

Archaeology gift pack

Add an archaeological gift pack to your booking for just £15 and receive a tailor made dig kit complete with trowel to get you started on your archaeological adventure.