Rendlesham Excavations 2022

The archaeological excavations at Rendlesham will be once again taking place this August and September. This summer is the second season of excavations and this time we will be investigating an area where there is evidence of a major timber hall and settlement dating from the 6th century. 

Book your space now to help us investigate this unique site with us; you will be working as part of a team led by professional archaeologists, receiving hands-on training and experiencing real-time discoveries.

On-site you can volunteer to be part of the excavation or the finds processing teams. Tickets for each activity will be sold separately. Please only book one activity per day. There is a small charge of £5 per space to attend. This contribution will help towards the cost of training.

Tickets are available as blocks of 1-day, 2-days and 4-days. The working week is Tuesday-Saturdays and the daily timings on site are approx. 9am-4.40pm.

Working on an archaeological site is very physically demanding. You will need to be physically fit to excavate, which involves digging a lot of soil, kneeling for long periods of time, sieving and lifting heavy buckets. Finds processing is less physical, this involves cleaning, sorting and marking the excavated artefacts; the finds processing station will be on site next to the excavations.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited and in high demand. Please only book one activity per day. Please note that the site is on private land with no public access.

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Archaeological Excavations

Tuesday-Saturday, 9th August to 16th September 2022

£5 per person, per day

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Finds Processing

Tuesday-Saturday, 13th August to 16th September 2022

£5 per person, per day

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Public Tours - Excavations 2022

At the end of the excavation season, the team will hold a series of public tours, which will take place on Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September 2022. The professionals will give a tour of the archaeological trenches, explaining what has been discovered over the season. The tours will last 1 hour and will take place each day at the following times: 9.30, 11.30, 13:30 and 15:30.

Advance booking only. Suitable for ages 10+ (under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult and supervised at all times). The site is not suitable for young children or prams.

This is an outside tour, walking over uneven terrain in an arable field. The tours will go ahead in rain or sunshine.

Disabled access: due to the natural terrain of the arable fields and sloping ground, access is limited. Please get in touch if you have any access requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Site Tours

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022

£5 per person

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