Wessex Archaeology is looking for participants in a community archaeology investigation which has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council to determine the level of preservation of the remains of Sheffield’s 13th-century castle. This forms part of the Council’s wider Castlegate Kickstart regeneration programme.

While working alongside professional archaeologists, participants will have the opportunity to develop archaeological investigation skills and share the excitement of piecing together Sheffield’s medieval past and its industrial heritage.

There will be a separate process for schools to book educational visits to the site.

How do I get involved?

This opportunity is open to everyone from experienced amateurs to complete beginners. There are three ways to be involved:

The Dig

The dig will run Monday – Friday, 0830 – 1600, August is already booked up but we still have places available in September and up to October 5.

Post-Excavation Investigation

Post excavation cleaning and sorting of finds will take place Monday – Friday, 0930 – 1430, for 6 weeks, from August 28 to October 5. This will take place at our Sheffield office.

Site Open Days

We will be hosting site open days as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days and Big Draw initiatives.

These open days will take place on the 8/15 September and 6/7 October. On 6 October, visitors to the site can meet with artists using the site as inspiration for their work.

For more information and to book your place visit our Eventbrite page or email sheffieldcastle@wessexarch.co.uk

Alternatively, you can call us on 0114 2559774