Category Archive: News

Nov
30

Barrow Old Hall and Twiss Green, Warrington

A report on the excavations carried out at the moated sites of Barrow Old Hall and Twiss Green in the 1980s is now available from Archaeopress Publishing. The report is available as in print and electronic formats.

Nov
28

HQ Project update and more volunteer dates …

In August 2018 the Grosvenor Museum, with funding from Historic England, started a project which aims to bring a large archaeology project archive up to a condition that meets Museum and Historic England ‘accessible archive’ standards. The archive is from the 2007 excavations at the site of the HQ building in Chester and includes over …

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Nov
09

HQ Project Update

In August 2018 the Grosvenor Museum, with funding from Historic England, started a project which aims to bring a large archaeology project archive up to a condition that meets Museum and Historic England ‘accessible archive’ standards. The archive is from the 2007 excavations at the site of the HQ building in Chester and includes over …

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Oct
05

HQ Archaeological Volunteers (extra finds washing date)

We have an extra finds washing session on Wednesday 10th October. We will be at the Grosvenor Park Activity Zone from 9.30 in the morning and 1.30 in the afternoon (this is in addition to the Tuesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday already listed in our previous posting).  We appreciate this is short notice but if …

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Sep
24

HQ Project update and more volunteer dates

In August the Grosvenor Museum started a new project which aims to bring the HQ archaeology project archive to a condition that meets museum deposition and Historic England’s accessible archive standards. A team of volunteers washed 42 very large boxes of ceramic building material (c.525 kg), animal bone and pottery. There were some interesting pieces …

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Sep
21

BBC News: Chirk Castle dig tries to unearth origins of Offa’s Dyke

BBC News reports on a collaboration between to the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust and the National Trust to investigate the origins of Offa’s Dyke. BBC News

Sep
20

BBC News: Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists

The BBC reports on how the hot summer has been a benefit to archaeologists. BBC News

Sep
07

Norton Priory Conference. 6 October 2018

Norton Priory third bi-annual conference with the latest research into the site and its collections. For more information and booking details visit the Norton Priory website Link to Norton Priory website

Jul
16

Free Archaeology Volunteer Taster Session (booking essential)

Are you interested in the archaeology of Chester? Would you like some hands-on archaeology experience but don’t have time to volunteer during the week? On Saturday 4 August 2018 12 noon – 4pm the Grosvenor Museum will be running a finds washing session in the Grosvenor Park Activity Zone. We will be washing finds from …

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Jul
16

Volunteering Opportunities August 2018

The Grosvenor Museum is starting a new project on Friday 3 August 2018 which aims to bring a large archaeology project archive up to a condition that meets museum deposition and Historic England’s accessible archive standards. The first stage of the project consists of a programme of finds processing and we will be based in …

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