As an educational charity, Wessex Archaeology underpins all engagement activity with a pedagogical approach.

We use archaeology as an exciting stimulus to enhance people’s knowledge of the arts, science, heritage and culture.

Our dedicated Community Engagement team can deliver learning in schools, at events and on site, as well as provide consultancy for activities and resources.

Community & Education Consultancy


Our Education and Community Manager, Sam Fieldhouse, has extensive experience of developing and delivering quality learning in the heritage sector.

Sam has delivered the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and the Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education for organisations across the UK.

We can deliver exciting resources as a project legacy that enable young people to understand the value of a site, and use its archaeology to enhance and stimulate learning into the future.

Our Graphics Studio and Community Engagement team collaborate to ensure that learning is always a multi-modal and sensory experience.  We create resources and legacy material in a range of formats including 3D prints, models, clothing and online activities.

We will work with you to put together a package that best suits your needs and meets the learning aims of the local community.

Community & Education Schools


Wessex Archaeology can deliver bespoke school-based sessions or activities. Bespoke school sessions can build links with the local community and help young people understand the value of the discoveries made on client sites.

We also have a set menu of sessions and activities that we can deliver in schools that require minimal preparation and setup time.

All our sessions meet key National Curriculum learning outcomes to ensure that young people taking part can explore literacy, science, art and technology, as well as history.

Community Engagement


Our dedicated Community engagement Team can deliver bespoke community events on site or in local venues. We have access to a broad set of ready made activities that can be customised to meet the needs of client events.

At Wessex Archaeology we target community events at specific audiences in order to make information accessible  to all groups. Whether it’s an exhibition, lecture series, site visit or open day, we ensure that experts, amateurs and families will have an engaging experience. 


Beth Harrison

Community Engagement Coordinator

Beth Harrison

Phil Harding

Fieldwork Archaeologist

Phil Harding

Claire Mellett

Principal Marine Geoarchaeologist & STEM Ambassador

Claire Mellett

Natalia Bain

Archaeologist & STEM Ambassador

Natalia Bain

Holly Rodgers

Geoarchaeologist & STEM Ambassador

Holly Rodgers

Megan Metcalfe

Senior Marine Geophysicist & STEM Ambassador

Megan Metcalfe

Grace Jones

Senior Post-Excavation Archaeologist & STEM Ambassador

Grace Jones

Sophie Clarke

Finds Technician & STEM Ambassador

Sophie Clarke

Volunteer engagement

Provide volunteering opportunities

Volunteer management



Community projects and events

Project management

Public engagement


Media engagement


Audience focused

Talks and lectures

Specialist expertise


Specialist groups

Voluntary organisations



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+44 1722 326867

+44 1722 326867
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