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Festival of Archaeology

Visit Tattershall Castle between 17th and 31st July to engage with history as we celebrate this year's Festival of Archaeology.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

For this year's Festival of Archaeology, visit Tattershall Castle and learn about its magnificent 800 year history.

During your visit, you will be able to view artefacts uncovered during the Castle's restoration in the early 1900s, and learn about how the castle was restored from ruin, opened to the public, and then bequeathed to the National Trust.

If you're up for a bit of walking, why not try our Archaeology Walk. This ten point 1.2km walk takes in the wider Castle estate, with information on the scale and importance of the site during the 1400s, as well as its archaeological significance today.

For younger visitors, why not try our Heritage Explorer Challenge.

During our Big Archaeology Weekend (27th and 28th July), you'll be able to enjoy activities like brass rubbing and archaeology themed colouring-in, and hear from trained artefact handlers on how archaeologists work with, and learn from, what they excavate.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This event is suitable for families.

Accessibility

This event will be located in the Great Tower and castle grounds. The ground is uneven in places, with loose gravel and thick grassy areas. Some activities may take place in the Parlour on the ground floor, which has ramped access. The upper floors of the Great Tower are accessible by spiral staircase comprising 149 steps, with approximately 30 steps between each floor.

Upcoming events

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on
25 Jul to 3 Sep 2024
at
10:30 to 16:30
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on
28 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 11:00
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Tournament at Tattershall Castle 

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on
24 Aug to 26 Aug 2024
at
10:30 to 16:30
+ 2 other dates or times
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Heritage Open Days at Tattershall Castle 

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on
14 Sep to 15 Sep 2024
at
10:30 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time