Archaeology Day, on Saturday 21st March, will celebrate the historical wonders that we need to remember who we are. And if that doesn’t work, there will be tea and biscuits.
Organised by the Council’s crack team of archaeologists, a series of speakers will give illustrated accounts of their discoveries between 9.50am and 4.00pm at County Hall, on the 21st of March 2020.
The banter will include the The Auckland Project’s discovery of Bek’s Chapel at Auckland Castle, the excavations at Walworth Castle by the The Archaeological Practice, and new investigations at the East Park Roman Settlement, Sedgefield, and Middleham Castle, from DigVentures. Speakers from Durham University and Northern Archaeological Associates will also contribute.
You will be able to browse the displays of local societies and archaeological contractors, as well as book stalls in the Durham Room.
David Mason, the Council’s Archaeology Overlord, recited: “This year’s programme includes accounts of the amazing discoveries at Auckland Castle as well as the results of a range of fascinating community archaeology projects undertaken as part of the Brightwater Landscape Partnership scheme.
“We invite history enthusiasts to get a new perspective on our county’s deep past and get a glimpse at what we hope to discover in the future.”
How to Book Tickets
Online: Go to doitonline.durham.gov.uk/MyServices, look down the alphabetical list to the bottom of the ‘A’ section and click on “Archaeology day – Order Tickets”.
By phone: Call 03000 260 000.
Tickets are £18 per person, including a buffet lunch and refreshments.
Free parking will be available at County Hall, and the park and ride service will riding and parking.