These days offer people the chance to get involved in archaeology and to learn new skills under supervision from professional Archaeologists- these make ideal gifts for friends and family who might have always wanted to try archaeology…

These days are also designed to help people who wish to, to gain experience towards completing Primary Skills for their Archaeological Skills Passport.



















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Introduction to Archaeology Days

King John’s palace, Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Have you, or someone you know, always wanted to have a go at Archaeology? Have you/they, always wanted to experience the excitement and thrill of digging up artefacts from the past, and connecting with the events and people of times long gone?

Well now you/they can, under the supervision of Archaeologists as part of the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.

Participants will excavate a number of ‘shovel- pits’ under supervision and learn how to trowel and find artefacts from the past as part of ongoing research into the medieval palace of Clipstone.

Shovel pits are 50cm x 50cm square pits excavated to understand the distribution of artefacts from the past in the ground.

This is the perfect way to fulfil a life’s ambition and perhaps take the first steps on a fantastic journey into re-discovering people, objects, and places from the past…  






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Is having a go at Archaeology on your Bucket List?

Have you or someone you know always wanted to try archaeology but never taken the plunge?

Come to one of our Introductory days, and learn how to dig, find artefacts and identify objects from the past…
£40 per person per day.


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Introduction to Archaeology Day

A Fantastic Gift for a Friend!!

Introduction to Archaeology Day

£40 per person per day

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King John’s Palace was a Royal hunting palace at the heart of the world famous Sherwood Forest in the medieval period.

The site was visited by eight kings from Henry II; in the second half of the 12th century, to Richard II; at the end of the 14th century, and was a once extensive and grand royal palace nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

The archaeology that participants will be involved in forms part of a shovel pitting project investigating the whole site of the royal palace, and everything found will help in the greater understanding of the site. This project is part of a larger body research into the palace of Clipstone, and the wider Sherwood Forest (learn more by checking out the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project. Page).

As part of the day you or your friend will also have a tour of the site and the chance to learn about the History and Archaeology of Sherwood Forest, and about the medieval legends of Robin Hood.

So why not come along yourself or buy a great gift for a friend or family member and become part of the history of the Medieval Royal Palace at the heart of Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest!

King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest. MAP.



Come and undertake a Geophysical Magnetometer Survey at one of the most important medieval sites in Sherwood Forest.

You can book by the day £35 per day

This is a real hands-on practical learning experience where you will undertake the survey yourself of this important archaeological and historic site.


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Magnetometer at St Edwin’s Chapel
Thursday 19th October 2017
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Magnetometer at St Edwin’s Chapel
Friday 20th October 2017
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Magnetometer at St Edwin’s Chapel  
Saturday 21st October 2017
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St Edwin's Chapel in Sherwood Forest

Survey the site of the legendary St Edwin’s Chapel… Resting place of a saint, or romantic medieval parkland chapel?

Help investigate if this site commemorates the place where Edwin's body lay after his death, or if is a medieval chapel founded as part of the designed Arthurian parkland hunting landscape of the medieval palace of Clipstone, founded by King John. Is it a Saint’s resting place or is it part of a later cult of Edwin, set in a designed landscape?


Survey the site of the chapel, and the surrounding area for Medieval, Saxon and even Roman occupation…

King Edwin, the first Christian King of Northumbria was killed in the year 633AD at the Battle of Hatfield somewhere in the area that later became Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire,.

St Edwin’s Chapel


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The remains of Clipstone Peel

Survey the site of King Edward II’s fortified stockade on the western edge of the former royal deer park at Clipstone, known as Clipstone Peel…

Clipstone Peel was a fortified timber stronghold built on the orders of King Edward II in 1316. It consisted of a gatehouse, hall, royal chamber, chapel, bakehouse, kitchen, grange and sheds, for cattle, oxen and sheep (Crook 1976).

The site  provided a fortified stronghold for Edward II while he stayed at Clipstone, and helped ensure the royal entourage had sufficient provisions. It offered a secure location during a time of strife following the loss of Scotland at the Battle of Bannockburn, and during Edward’s troubles with the Earl of Lancaster.

Be among the first people to ever systematically survey this important royal medieval site in Sherwood Forest…

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Topographic Survey at Clipstone Peel
Thursday 12th October 2017
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Topographic Survey at Clipstone Peel  
Friday 13th October 2017
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Topographic Survey at Clipstone Peel
Saturday 14th October 2017
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Come and undertake Fieldwalking Survey at one of the most important medieval sites in Sherwood Forest.

You can book by the day £25 per day

This is a real hands-on practical learning experience where you will undertake the survey yourself of this important archaeological and historic site.


St Edwin's Chapel in Sherwood Forest


Come and undertake a Topographic  Survey at one of the most important medieval sites in Sherwood Forest.

You can book by the day £30 per day

This is a real hands-on practical learning experience where you will undertake the survey yourself of this important archaeological and historic site.


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Fieldwalking at St Edwin’s Chapel
Monday 23rd October 2017
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Fieldwalking at St Edwin’s Chapel
Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Fieldwalking at St Edwin’s Chapel
Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Fieldwalking at St Edwin’s Chapel
Thursday 26th October 2017
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Fieldwalking at St Edwin’s Chapel
Friday 27th October 2017
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Survey the site of the legendary St Edwin’s Chapel… Resting place of a saint, or romantic medieval parkland chapel?

Help investigate if this site commemorates the place where Edwin's body lay after his death, or if is a medieval chapel founded as part of the designed Arthurian parkland hunting landscape of the medieval palace of Clipstone, founded by King John. Is it a Saint’s resting place or is it part of a later cult of Edwin, set in a designed landscape?


Survey the site of the chapel, and the surrounding area for Medieval, Saxon and even Roman occupation…

King Edwin, the first Christian King of Northumbria was killed in the year 633AD at the Battle of Hatfield somewhere in the area that later became Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire,.

St Edwin’s Chapel

Geophysical Survey Days

Come and have a go at Geophysical Magnetometer Survey. Learn to measure the earth’s magnetic field to detect variations in the soil which might help to reveal archaeological remains…

Geophysical magnetometer survey is the most widely applied method of geophysical prospection used in the UK to detect and map archaeological sites.


Introduction to Archaeology Day

£40 per person per day

Dates to be announced soon.

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Fieldwalking uses girds or lines to divide up a field in order to allow the objective collection and recording of artefacts. Come and learn the techniques involved in this form of archaeological prospection.



By looking at the distribution of artefacts within a field we can begin to say something about the type and nature of past activity in that field.  

In archaeology the ability to measure the location of a site, artefact, or earthwork is essential.

Come and measure accurate points to record archaeological sites and their features, and help to understand them in their landscape.



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