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Family Archaeology Day

Family Archaeology Day

Friday 26th July 2024

Cost: This is a FREE event. There is no need to book. Just turn up and enjoy the day!

Drop in and join us at Castleton Visitor Centre for hands on archaeological fun and activities for all the family to learn about the archaeology of Castleton and the Peak District.

  • Meet the National Park Archaeologists and ask them questions.
  • Delve into our dig pits, and see what you can uncover.
  • Make your own Arbor Low, known as the 'Stonehenge of the North' or Bronze Age pygmy pot to take home.
  • Try your hand at our stratigraphy game - how many will you get right?
  • Learn about the recent discoveries of Castleton Historical Society as they unearth their heritage beneath our feet. https://castletonhistorical.co.uk/

We will also be joined by the Portable Antiquities Scheme's Finds Liaison Officer for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who will be showing and identifying finds and answering questions. https://derbymuseums.org/about/our-services/portable-antiquities-scheme/

This event is part of the Festival of Archaeology - Family Archaeology Day Council for British Archaeology (archaeologyuk.org)

Start Time: 11:00 am  Finish Time: 16:00 pm

Meeting Point: Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WN, United Kingdom

Postcode: S33 8WN  Grid ref: SK250 788

Parking: Pay and Display. There is a car park and toilets adjacent to our visitor centre, these are operated by High Peak Borough Council. Please note that the pay and display machines only accept change and do not accept bank notes or cards.

The event is Wheelchair and Pushchair friendly. 

Dogs on leads are allowed.

Bus service? Yes. Rail service? No.

Cost: This is a FREE event. There is no need to book. Just turn up and enjoy the day!