Here at The Chester House Estate we are rich with history and archaeology and we will be running opportunities for the community to get hands on with history!
These digs will be run by us at the Chester House Estate in partnership with The University of Leicester giving our community a chance to gain knowledge about the history of The Chester House Estate that dates back to the Mesolithic era.
On site we have a walled Roman town that is a Scheduled Monument, which is the highest level of heritage protection that can be designated, our aim is to protect it for future generations and share the incredible history with the public!
June 2022 Archaeological Excavation in partnership with the School of Archeology and Ancient History at University of Leicester
This year we are thrilled to be able to share the story with the community! Get involved everyday from 10am - 4pm as we uncover history by taking part in all of this:
- FREE Tours of the Archaeological Resource Centre (The ARC) at 11:30am and 1:30pm everyday until 1st July 2022 (not running on Sundays)
- FREE tours of the excavation every hour from 10am onwards - the tour includes an opportunity to interact with the archaeologists, handle finds, and discover what happens on an archaeological excavation.
You do not need to pre-book for any tours throughout the excavation, entry to the site is FREE and parking is FREE (pre-booking not required).
June 2022 Archaeological Digs Photo Library
Scroll through to find out what our fantastic students, volunteers and, team are up to as they are uncovering history
June 2022 Archaeological Dig Blog
Follow along throughout with our Archaeological Digs story, as our team uncovers 10,000 years of history. Throughout the two week dig we will release updates with latest finds, updates and interviews with real archaeologists.