Coronavirus update

Following careful consideration of ongoing medical and government advice and our duty of care, most of our public events are still online. You can discover our upcoming digital and in person events here.

Please also explore the huge range of information, activities and media freely available to the public on our website, YouTube channel, Flickr, SketchFab gallery and social media channels.

We are please to announce that we are now starting to attend event in person, see the video.

Dig In - Community Cafe Salisbury CAKE!

Dig In - Community Cafe Salisbury

Dig In is a monthly wellbeing café hosted by Wessex Archaeology at Salisbury Arts Centre.

Each month there will be a short 15-minute talk from one of the experts from Wessex Archaeology. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Then it’s time for a chat over tea, coffee and cake, which you can purchase from the Arts Centre café.

Dig In is open to everyone and is an opportunity to meet new people and to socialise. You do not have to have a special interest in heritage to attend.

Dig In will run from 10:30am – 12pm on:
Closed for the festive season, watch this space for next years dates

Dig In is free to attend and will take place at Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

If you would like to know more, contact Leigh Chalmers, Heritage Inclusion Development Specialist at WA on or call on 07874 886903
Webinars by Wessex ARchaeology

Developing Audiences for Archaeology Inclusion Projects

24 March 2022

Two identical sessions: 13:30 - 15:00 or 18:00 - 19:30

By Leigh Chalmers

Hosted by Wessex Archaeology, this workshop is for anyone interested in developing archaeological engagement projects with inclusion objectives. We all know that archaeology can be a powerful tool for engagement, but what do we need to consider when developing projects with audiences who have particular inclusion, access or wellbeing needs?

In this session we will discuss how to engage non-traditional audiences in archaeology using inclusive approaches. We’ll cover recruitment, adapting practice for creativity, inclusion and wellbeing, leaving space for participant-led evolution and measuring impact. Through the use of examples, inspiration and discussion, we will share our own learning and offer some top tips for how to develop an inclusion-focussed project of your own.
To book the first session 13:30 - 15:00 click here

Tell her to plough me an acre of land between the salt water and the sea strand

By Ashley Tuck

13 April 2022

This webinar will explore our archaeological excavations undertaken along the route of the Hornsea One offshore windfarm onshore cable in Lincolnshire.

As eight year's work on the Hornsea One linear scheme comes to a close with publication of a monograph, senior research officer Ashley Tuck presents the results of the project. The bulk of the results comprise six low-status rural agricultural settlements of varying sizes dating from the Iron Age to early Saxon periods, but the project also investigated two medieval moats of contrasting character as well as the saltmaking heritage of Lincolnshire's Outmarsh.

You will be able to pose your own questions to our team during the webinar.
Register here:

Marshall's A and B Mills, Leeds: Early Mechanised Flax Production

Ashley Tuck

11 May 2022

This webinar will explore our archaeological excavations undertaken at Marshall's A and B Mills, Leeds.

Marshall's Mills, along with the adjacent Round Foundry, are emblematic of the Holbeck region of Leeds. Although the extant Temple Mill and Mills C–E are well-known, there are no above-ground remains of the earlier Mills A and B. These mills were at the cutting edge of the industrial revolution and were the first successful mechanised flax mills. Join Senior Research Officer Ashley Tuck as he relates the early history of the firm and presents the results of recent archaeological excavations.

You will be able to pose your own questions to our team during the webinar.
Register here:
Wessex Archaeology Webinar

Webinars online

If you would like to watch one of our previous webinars visit our YouTube channel.
Webinars on YouTube
Wessex Archaeology online exhibitions

Exhibitions online

We now host several exhibitions online. Learn about our archaeological recording work along the route of HS2, or look through our interactive display created for the Lost and Found museum.
You can access them here