Attingham Uncovered – see a live archaeology dig in progress

The Attingham team have discovered the archaeological remains of a previously unknown building on a little visited part of the estate and we invite you to come and see the daily progress and discoveries in this two week live archaeological dig.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The two week period will be enough to uncover and explore the fabric of the structure, including measuring walls, which will help to find out what weight it might have supported and maybe identify its purpose. Currently we know very little apart from it being quite a substantial building - perhaps up to 15m long and could perhaps have fronted onto the avenue of acacia trees. From a quick glance it looks to be perhaps mid-19th century but its function is currently a bit of a mystery.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Attingham Park

Prices

Non-member admission prices
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.50 £12.20
Child £6.75 £6.10
Family £33.75 £30.50
1 adult, 3 children £20.25 £18.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Off peak admission after 4.30pm daily
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 3 children £15.00 £13.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

When you buy your admission ticket you’re directly supporting our conservation work. Off peak admission available daily from 4.30pm.

By choosing to pay our Gift Aid admission you're further helping us to carry out vital conservation work across the estate to keep it a special place forever, for everyone.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Follow on-site signage to the Acacia Avenue which is to the left of the lower Walled Garden entrance which is called the Repton Gate.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather
Accessibility
The paths along the Acacia Avenue are not surfaces and may not be suitable for all buggies or wheelchairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Attingham Events
Email
attinghamevents@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708165

Upcoming events

Summer trails

Sun 19 Aug 2018
09:00-17:00
There's lots going on at Attingham this summer and to help you make the most of the holidays there are three free trails; you can find all the lost bees in the Mansion or in the Walled Garden or plan your own 50 Things adventure around the Deer Park

Archery Arrows in the Field of Play

Sun 19 Aug 2018
12:00-14:00
Practice your archery skills here at Attingham and you could become a young Robin Hood or Princess Merida with a bow and arrow. Will you hit the bull’s eye? Take aim on selected Sundays during the Shropshire school holidays on the Field of Play.

Have a go Archaeology

Mon 20 Aug 2018
10:00-12:00
Pick up a spade or trowel and have a go discovering the past that hides beneath our feet. Here at Attingham we have recently discovered an interesting buried structure which doesn’t appear on any of our maps.

Attingham Uncovered – see a live archaeology dig in progress

Mon 20 Aug 2018
10:00-16:00
The Attingham team have discovered the archaeological remains of a previously unknown building on a little visited part of the estate and we invite you to come and see the daily progress and discoveries in this two week live archaeological dig.

Parachute Fun

Mon 20 Aug 2018
14:00-15:00
There’s just something about having fun and playing games with a giant parachute which makes us smile and laugh.

Attingham Park Safari

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:30-11:15
Take a tractor and trailer Safari through Attingham Park to find out more about the wildlife and story of this special place. Join either a Deer Park Safari or a Front Park Safari for two very different adventures.