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Richmond Castle Community Archaeology Project

Richmond Castle Community Archaeology Project

Monday 19th July – Friday 6th August

As one of the centrepieces of the Richmond 950 celebrations, local archaeology company, Solstice Heritage, are running an excavation in Richmond Castle, which is open to volunteers.

The excavation has been agreed by English Heritage and Historic England and is a really exciting opportunity for local residents to become involved in actually uncovering new and exciting information about Richmond’s past.

Solstice Heritage partner, Jim Brightman, who will be leading the excavations, is a Richmond School alumnus and has a life-long interest in the history and archaeology of the town. “Community Projects like this are the type of archaeology we enjoy doing the most. There’s nothing quite like helping local people literally hold history in their hands.”

No experience is necessary to take part – the excavations will be open to all, although places are restricted, so, make sure to sign up early.

To sign up for a place, please click on the Eventbrite link below.

The Richmond Castle Archaeology Project has been made possible by English Heritage, Historic England, Richmondshire District Council, The Castle Studies Trust, Richmond Civic Society and McLuckie Projects.

Archaeology Photos