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Beyond the Dig at Chedworth Roman Villa

Ever wondered what happens after archaeologists finish an excavation? Now's your chance to find out.

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  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring archaeology to life this Festival of Archaeology.

From 27-28 July experts will reveal the crucial steps that follow an excavation.

Discover how artefacts are carefully cleaned and preserved. Learn about the meticulous process of recording each find. Understand how these objects help us to piece together the past.

Watch demonstrations, ask questions, and gain insight into the detective work that brings ancient Roman Britain to life.

Perfect for history enthusiasts and curious minds of all ages.

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Chedworth Roman Villa

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2024 Festival of Archaeology at Chedworth Roman Villa 

Do you have the curiosity, patience and persistence to be an archaeologist? Join us for demonstrations, re-enactments and archaeological activities to find out.

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22 Jul to 28 Jul 2024
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10:00 to 16:30
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Cleaning one of the finest mosaics in Britain 

Find out how this magnificent mosaic was created and how it is preserved for future generations.

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22 Jul to 25 Jul 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
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Free Tour Mondays at Chedworth Roman Villa 

Join a free guided tour and find out more about the history and significance of the Villa.

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22 Jul to 30 Sep 2024
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12:00 to 13:00
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Touch History at Chedworth Roman Villa 

Ever wondered what it feels like to hold a piece of history in your hands? Now's your chance.

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24 Jul to 28 Jul 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
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