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Affiliations, partners, and previous customers:

 We provide Archaeology experiences, field schools, training, opportunities, education, heritage outreach, Community Archaeology for volunteers and groups throughout the East Midlands.

Sherwood Forest Trust

Partner Organisation

Newark and Sherwood Robin Hood sherwood forest Ticknall Archaeological Research Group Heritage Lottery Fund Archaeology Derbyshire County Council Archaeology The Public Information Research Organisation

Award Winners 2016

for "Engaging people in the heritage, history & archaeology of Sherwood Forest".

World-wide Robin Hood Society

Robin Hood Society Feather in Your Cap Award 2016

Promoting the heritage of Sherwood Forest through community involvement.

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The Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool King John's Palace

Why not try our Archaeological Training Fieldschools at King John’s Palace.


        

Click on the Projects and Publications pages to find out about some of our recent work and Services we offer.

Sherwood Forest is a place of myths and legends known throughout the world as the home of Robin Hood...

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project enables people from all walks of life to become involved in an amazing community archaeology project… come and join the project which includes:

Take your skills to the next level by joining our week long

 Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School 2018 at King John’s Palace.

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As well as the above all school attendees will receive the following:


        

Also included in the price for 2017 (optional attendance):

2 Evening field visits (optional attendance):


2 evening lectures (optional attendance) 6pm-7pm, subjects to include:


        

As well as covering skill requirements for the Passport we also provide:


        

Click on the pictures below to see pictures from previous Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Field Schools:

Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool 2016

Gallery 2016

Field School Gallery 2015

Gallery 2015

Gallery 2014:

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[King John’s Palace] [Thynghowe Viking Assembly Site] [Robin Hood’s Village Dig]

[The Battle of Hatfield] [St Edwin’s Chapel]

Find out about Tours from Nottingham,

And also information about our

*NEW Private Tours!*

The tour departs from Wellington Circus in Nottingham at 9:30am and returns by 17:30 depending on traffic.


No food or refreshments are provided on the journey. Toilets are available at three of the sites as outlined above.

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Now collecting from West Bridgford at 9:15am


As well as usual collection from Nottingham Playhouse at 9:30am


Renowned expert Archaeologists from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC’s Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project have come together with local Historian, Archaeologist and Specialist Peter Hammond , and Blackmore Commercials Ltd. To provide this fantastic heritage tour of legendary Sherwood Forest.


The tour combines unrivalled local knowledge of historic Sherwood Forest with an opportunity to ride on board a vintage RouteMaster bus.


The tour stops at the famous Sherwood sites listed above and also explores many of the sites and villages along the way that make up this magical landscape.


The tour stops for an hour at Rufford Abbey to allow for a visit around the site and for refreshments stops at the various cafes at the site, and to visit the shop and exhibitions.

There are toilet facilities on site.


The tour also stops for an hour at the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve to allow visitors time to explore and also to purchase lunch or eat at the visitors centre, and to visit the shop and exhibitions.

There are toilet facilities on site.


The afternoon visits are for half an hour at King John’s Palace with a tour of the site provided by Andy Gaunt of Mercian.

There are currently no toilet facilities on site.


The visit to Newstead includes an external tour of the buildings by Peter Hammond. An internal tour can be booked on arrival but is subject to the usual charge for the site. The cafe is available for afternoon teas.


There are toilet facilities on site.







Click Here to Book Your Place

Come and join us aboard the ‘Robin Hood Express’’ 1960s London RouteMaster Bus for the


Sherwood Forest Historic and Archaeological Bus Tours

Contact us and join our mailing list.

Why not try our: Experience Days.

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The Official Research Project

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC are undertaking the official research at King John’s Palace on the behalf of the landowners Mr and Mrs Bradley.

The Archaeology and History of King John’s Palace, King’s Clipstone,

in Sherwood Forest.

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Visit the Official Archaeology and History of King John’s Palace Project webpage for details of how to get involved and to see results and download archaeological reports

/KingJohnsPalace

@KingJohnsPalace

You can also follow the King John’s Palace Archaeology and History Project at:

/SherwoodForestHistory

@ArcHistSherwood

You can also follow the King John’s Palace Archaeology and History Project at:

Archaeology Skills Passport

Click on the Groups info and our Testimonials page to find out more.

Mercian are proud partners of the Nottinghamshire 1000 project celebrating 1000 years since the first mention of Nottinghamshire in the year 1016 click here to find out more.

Nottinghamshire 1000 logo The Public Information Research Organisation The Friends of Thynghowe

A partnership between:

Discover King John's Palace free excavation The Sherwood Forest Trust Mercian Archaeological Services CIC Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire 1000 Project

The County of Nottinghamshire has existed in the record since 1016 when it was first recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as a territorial division. Its creation dates from the time of the Danelaw and the Danish Viking King Canute who was crowned King of England in the same year of 1016.

In 1000 years the history of Nottinghamshire has reflected many major historical events; the Vikings, the Norman Invasion, King John and the Magna Carta, the Plantagenet Kings,  the War of the Roses, the Pilgrim Fathers,  the Civil War,  the Industrial Revolution, and the Reformist movement. All this, and much more, happened alongside the ongoing creation of new communities and a broadening of our society.

To celebrate our joint history on Nottinghamshire's 1000th anniversary we would like to invite all our communities to mark their place in that story and record their part in a new public record of our heritage.

We are encouraging people to post memories of significant people, places and events that have connections with Nottinghamshire. These events can have happened anytime in the last 1000 years. We would then like to make a timeline, with an event for every day of the year. 365 reasons to celebrate our Nottinghamshire heritage and create a resource for anyone to use.

To achieve these goals we need funding. We'll do that. But we need as much support as possible. The more posts we get, and the more 'likes' for the page, the more evidence we will have to show funders.

We know how much knowledge you have, and we believe in people driving their own heritage and cultural development.

Simply post your suggestion onto the Nottinghamshire 1000 Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Nottinghamshire1000

Nottinghamshire 1000 is a group of organisations that have joined together to help celebrate the 1000th anniversary of this great shire. The Sherwood Forest Trust, Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, The Friends of Thynghowe and Mickie Bradley, guardian and owner of King John's Palace, and Stuart Reddish Public Information Research Organisation (PIRO).








About Nottinghamshire 1000:

Mercian are very proud that our projects have received funding from the following organisations:

Magna Carta Sherwood Forest Thynghowe Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

As a Community Interest Company we re-invest profits in future project development, to promote opportunities, and to offer community-based events.

Our projects aim to bring people together with, and improve understanding of, our shared heritage.

If you like what you see please sign up and come and join us via our Contact page.

We give people the chance to work alongside professional archaeologists providing a hands-on learning opportunity. Volunteers get to have a go and learn all types of Archaeological techniques from test-pitting to open area excavation.

Unlike other companies we do not make you stand and watch!

Where funding is raised we offer FREE opportunities for volunteers.

Please see our About, Staff, Testimonials, and Services pages above for more about what we do- and to see what people have said about our work.







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Mercian Archaeological Services Community Archaeology in the East Midlands Book Your Place at the Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool

The Premier Community Archaeology Company in the East Midlands


Dates:

Week A: August 6th -10th 2018

Week B: August 13th - 17th 2018

Week C: August 20th - 24th 2018


Price £250 per person