Throughout the year, we host and attend a wide range of events across the country to share heritage and inspire and engage audiences.

We hope you can join us!

 

Here is our list of events

An image of the Bath Assembly Rooms  by John Claude Nattes (c.1765 - 1839)

Walk and Talk at the Bath Assembly Rooms


Date: Thursday 18th July
Time: 6pm -6.45pm
Location: Bath Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Archaeologist, Marek Lewcun, is giving a talk on the history of Bath Assembly Rooms and the recent discovery of a rare 18th-century Cold Bath on the lower ground floor.

The talk will involve a walk around the building to put it in the wider historical context, followed by a visit to the mysterious Cold Bath itself. There will also be the chance for Marek to answer any of your burning questions at the end of the tour.

This event is in partnership with the National Trust. It is a ticketed event and booking is required. Follow the link below for details.
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A young child examines an artefact from a recent excavation.

Sheffield Castle - Family Archaeology Event


Date: Friday 26th July
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP

Join Wessex Archaeology to learn about the latest discoveries from the recent Sheffield Castle excavations. Our experts will be on hand to showcase their latest findings and chat through their work. This a family-friendly event with a selection of artefacts to handle and the opportunity to get creative and design your own coin or token.

The Castlegate area has changed dramatically over hundreds or years from castle to slaughterhouses, bowling green to steel works, and from Sheffield market to its current state. The site is now moving on to an exciting new chapter and work is underway to redevelop the area into a park.

The event is free and booking is not required.
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Handling collection at the Festival of Archaeology event

Ask the Archaeologists at Salisbury Museum


Date: 27-28th July  
Time: 10am-5pm both days 
Location: Salisbury Museum, Salisbury Museum, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN

Wessex Archaeology is pleased to support the Festival of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum once again this July 2024. 

Amongst many fun and fascinating stands, the Wessex Archaeology event area will give families an opportunity to meet experienced archaeologists, try out environmental archaeology and try our 3D Virtual Reality headsets.

We will also be hosting exciting living history demonstrations run by the Ancient Wessex Network and flintknapping demonstrations with Phil Harding throughout the day.

On Sunday 28th July, visitors will also have the opportunity to attend a talk led by archaeologist Matt Leivers on connected landscapes within the wider Stonehenge World Heritage Site landscape. 

Booking is not required. Entry with a donation.
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A group of young children look at artefacts shown on a Wessex Archaeology stall.

Hardwick Hall - Family Archaeology Event


Date: Sunday 28th July
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Hardwick Old Hall, Hardwick Gardens, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ, United Kingdom

Wessex Archaeology will be attending the Festival of Archaeology Finale at Hardwick Hall where there will a range of hands-on activities for youngsters (and adults!) including joust training, loom weaving and quill-writing.

Come and learn about Sheffield Castle and Harwick Hall's connected history, as well as the latest discoveries from the recent Sheffield Castle excavations. Our archaeologists will be on hand to showcase their latest findings and answer any burning questions. You will also be able to handle a selection of artefacts and design your own coin or token.

Festival events and activities will be located within and around the Hall Gardens and will be free to all. Booking is not required. Normal National Trust entrance fees apply for attendees wishing to enter the Hardwick Hall building.
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Stonehenge sunset: Talk at Festival of Archaeology event

What Was Stonehenge For?


A talk by expert archaeologist Matt Leivers

Date: 28th July 2024
Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: Museum Hall, Salisbury Museum, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN

Wessex Archaeology are pleased to support the Festival of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum once again this July 2024.

On Sunday 28th July, join archaeologist Matt Leivers for a talk exploring the fascinating connected landscapes within the wider Stonehenge World Heritage Site landscape.

Recent work in the Stonehenge landscape has cast new light on everyone’s favourite archaeological mystery – what was Stonehenge for? This talk will present the results of some of that work, and the new understandings of Britain’s most famous Neolithic site and it’s surroundings it has allowed us to develop.

This event is free and booking is not required.
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Wessex Archaeology Webinar

Heritage Talks online


If you would like to watch one of our previous webinars visit our YouTube channel.
Heritage Talks 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