Archaeology in the Midlands
Archaeology is a vital part of the work we do looking after special places. Our archaeology team works closely with buildings and estate teams to identify and preserve the hidden secrets of the landscapes and buildings in our care and ensure you can continue to enjoy them in the future.
We have recently conducted a large archaeological survey, which has unearthed some exciting discoveries
Uncover what remains at Calke Abbey with the archaeology club
Discover more about what lies underneath the Clent Hills.
Visitors and volunteers help to reveal over 1000 years of history at this ancient property.
Delve deeper into our archaeological mysteries at The Firs
The National Trust cares for many unique and historic landscapes across the Midlands, many of which are scattered with the remains of prehistoric occupation.
Summer of 2018 was a scorcher, so much so that the grass in many of our places went completely brown. As the ground dried out it started to reveal some pretty amazing bits of archaeology.From lost gardens to entire mansions it was amazing to see shapes appearing right before our eyes.
In an attempt to find out more about the magnificent but lost 'Clumber House', we held an exciting public archaeology dig on the mansion site in July 2018. Here, we evaluate our finds.
During May and June 2016, Wolverhampton Archaeology Group will be working with us to investigate some of the hidden history of the Clent Hills.
The remains of an Anglo Saxon hall have been discovered by archeaologists on the Attingham Estate.
The bare trees of winter offer a different view of Dovedale's famous rock features.
Find out about Berrington's ambitious Garden Project. Keep up to date with the latest news and research and how you can donate or get involved.
Discover what's been happening as part of Belton's historic stables building project.
Blow out the winter cobwebs and visit Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses this half term. There's lots of walks to explore through heathland and woodlands as well as cosy, atmospheric cave homes with roaring fires and candle light.
Discover what has been unearthed in Fishpool Valley.
Recent examination of detailed landscaping mapping of Calke Abbey has revealed the remains of a ‘lost’ garden.
Take a look at the completed and ongoing projects that keep Canons Ashby alive, from ancient archaeology to up to date visitor facilities.