Festival of Archaeology at Dudmaston

Delve deeper into Dudmaston's past as we celebrate the Festival of Archaeology 2016.

Archaeology dig

To celebrate this year’s Festival of Archaeology, from Sun 24 - Sun 31 July we’re inviting you to delve deeper into Dudmaston’s past. Join in with our week-long programme of events and help us to unearth some of the estate's lost views, buildings and pathways.

What's on?

Sunday 24 July, 11.00am - 5.30pm

Throw your own pot with Much Wenlock pottery (£3 a go), sample some authentic Tudor cooking and enjoy performances from the Wayfarer's Folk Dance Club. The Young Archaeology Club will be doing a mini excavation near Lady's Bath.

Monday 25 July, 12 noon - 4.30pm

Make your very own fossil in the activities tent or help us identify some ancient mystery objects on the Discovering Dudmaston trail. There is a small charge for children's activities.

Tuesday 26 July, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Join our ranger for a walk through time in Dudmaston's woodland. Along the way you will meet some of our ancient trees and learn how the woodland has been managed through generations. This activity is free but booking is essential, call 01746 780866.

Wednesday 27 July, 12 noon - 4.30pm

Another opportunity to make fossils in the craft tent and join the Discover Dudmaston trail. There is a small charge for children's activities.

Thursday 28 July, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Another chance to join our ranger Mike on a walk through time in Dudmaston's woodland. Booking is essential, call 01746 780866.

Friday 29 July, 7.30 - 9.00pm (Please note this event is fully booked).

Take a walk through time with landscape historian Chris Gallagher without even having to leave your seat, as he discusses his research into Dudmaston’s parkland. Booking is essential via our website or call 01746 780866. Tickets are £15 per person.

Sunday 31 July, 11.00am - 5.30pm

Company of Artisans' Kate Slade will be demonstrating the methods of medieval tile making and there will be a chance for youngsters to have a go at making their own tile to take home.