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Trent & Peak Archaeology  Established 1967
Do you want to learn hands-on field skills by being part of Nottingham Castle's annual excavation? Do you have a day or more free this summer? Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England are delighted to announce that We Dig the Castle will be returning for 2018.   2018 will be the opportunity for We Dig the Castle to do more....  We're looking into bringing back the most popular things from previous years, while adding brand new activities and skills, to make We Dig the Castle better than ever before.  We’ll also be     expanding to include parts of the Nottingham Castle site totally new to trainees. We Dig the Castle 2018 will offer something for everyone, whether you're a keen digger or are        interested in buildings or geophysics.  More news, and the chance to book for #WDC2018, will be coming soon.  Follow the latest news on Twitter and Facebook. Want to be the first to know about We Dig the Castle 2018? Sign up to receive our news and be the first to know when booking opens.  
Held at the world-famous Nottingham Castle,                         a Scheduled Ancient Monument
Book a We Dig the Castle archaeologist to speak at your group Talks include the history and archaeology of Nottingham Castle, archaeological investigations at the site, and the We Dig the Castle excavations and their discoveries. We’ll also bring finds from We Dig the Castle (talks available year round).  To find out more get in touch with Alison at amontgomery@yorkat.co.uk or by calling 0115 8967400
16 July - 17 August 2018 Nottingham Castle's annual training excavation A partnership between Nottingham City Council, Trent & Peak Archaeology,  and Historic England
Prices 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 or are working towards a qualification in archaeology, are part of a local history or archaeoloy group group looking to expand its skills base, 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, young adults aged 14-17, and anyone who has at any time volunteered alongside TPA on a community archaeology project. Find out what We Dig the Castle trainees got up to in 2017.