Home Education: Irchester Field School

Home Education: Irchester Field School


Due to popular demand, we're excited to open our nationally recognised Irchester Field School Learning Programme to home-educated learners on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

Join the Dig!

• Explore alongside experienced archaeologists from the University of Leicester.

• Learn from passionate staff and volunteers at The Chester House Estate (CHE) and the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).

• Uncover the secrets of the Roman town through a fun and educational program.

A Day of Discovery

This program aligns with the national curriculum and fosters a love for history and archaeology. For an in-depth overview please see our Irchester Field School Information Pack.

Engage in interactive activities led by archaeologists and educators.
Participate in four practical sessions:
Archaeological Explorers: Unearth clues in the landscape.
Archaeological Investigators: Clean and analyse archaeological finds.
Archaeological Investigators: Discover and record hidden secrets.
Archaeological Investigators: Uncover stories from everyday objects.


Please aim to arrive by 9:30.
The programme will finish by14:15
You will receive an itinerary of your activities at least 1 week before your visit.

Ticket Options:

Please select the correct Key Stage your child is working at.
Standard Ticket: Admission for one adult and one child.
Additional Adult/Child Ticket: Purchase additional tickets for a single price. These must be purchased in addition to standard tickets.

What to bring:

Suitable outdoor clothing for the forecasted weather (this event will run regardless of the weather)
A Pencil
Outdoor shoes (no heels or open-toe sandals)
Packed lunch/water bottles

This event has a limited capacity, however, subject to demand, additional dates may become available.

If you have any questions email learning@chesterhouseestate.org

Car Parking :

Please ensure you park at our Claudius Way car park for this event. Please use postcode NN8 2DH to find this entrance.

For disabled and accessible parking, please use postcode NN29 7EZ.