Skip to main content

Community Archaeology news and events

For updates on all Community Archaeology Projects and Events please go to the Digging Surrey's Past Facebook page.

Witley Camp walkover survey

Tuesday 18 June, Wednesday 19 June, Tuesday 23 July, Wednesday 24 July 2019, 10am - 3:30pm

We are looking for volunteers to help us carry out archaeological investigations at Witley Camp. This military camp was in use both during the First and Second World War, and is just off the A3 on Witley and Milford Commons. Using maps and aerial photos, help us locate archaeological features by walking across the site and recording anything of interest. All training will be provided, no previous experience is necessary. All sessions are free, but booking is essential.

For more information about the above activities and projects, please contact the Community Archaeologist on 01483 518737 or email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk


Top of the Tudor pops

Saturday 27 July 2019, 10am - 11.30am

Join us for an interactive introduction to Tudor music. Musicians from Passamezzo (as recently seen on BBC1 Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family and Channel 5 Henry VIII and his Six Wives) will demonstrate a variety of Tudor instruments and popular music from the time, with the chance to join in with songs and even have a go playing the instruments. Suitable for all ages, family friendly, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets: £10

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online.


Strictly Tudor dancing

Saturday 27 July 2019, 2pm - 3.30pm

Grab your dancing shoes and immerse yourself in an afternoon of Tudor Dance. Join musicians from Passamezzo (as recently seen on BBC1 Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family and Channel 5 Henry VIII and his Six Wives) as you learn dances from the period accompanied by authentic live music. Have you got what it takes to impress the Tudor Court? Suitable for all ages, family friendly, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets: £10

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

A combined ticket for both Top of the Tudor Pops and Strictly Tudor Dancing is available for £18.


Roman inspired mosaics

Thursday 1 August, 9:30am - 12.30pm

Taking inspiration from Roman mosaics found in Surrey, design and create either your own set of coasters, or 1 large mosaic to take home. All equipment included and refreshments provided, no experience necessary. Booking is essential

£50 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Marvellous mosaics - child friendly

Thursday 1 August 2pm - 3.30pm

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of mosaic making! Using Roman designs for inspiration, make your very own mosaic to take home. All equipment provided. Suitable for age 6-16. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Booking is essential.

£30 per child

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Iron Age inspired beaded bracelets

Thursday 15 August, 9:30am - 2.30pm

The swirling patterns found in Iron Age art form the basis of this beading workshop where you will make your own Torc inspired bracelet to take home. All equipment included and refreshments provided, no experience necessary. Lunch not included, booking is essential

£40 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.


Crochet a torc

Thursday 29 August, 10am - 3.30pm

An experienced crochet teacher will help you crochet your own life size Iron Age torc to take home. A basic level of crochet is needed (chain, slipstitch and double crochet). Please bring your own 3.5mm crochet hooks, but wool and pattern will be provided. Refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Booking is essential

£40 per person

Booking is essential. Please book in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library, phone 01483 518737, or book a place online

Part of the SCAU Summer of Craft-aeology.

Witley Camp excavations

Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September, and Tuesday 10 September to Saturday 14 September

We are looking for volunteers to help us carry out archaeological investigations at Witley Camp. This military camp was in use both during the First and Second World War, and is just off the A3 on Witley and Milford Commons. Join professional archaeologists as they excavate the military camp to learn more about life for those based at Witley. All training and equipment provided. No experience necessary, so join us just for a day or for the whole excavation! All sessions are free, but booking is essential.

For more information about the above activities and projects, please contact the Community Archaeologist on 01483 518737 or email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk


Wednesday volunteering sessions

Running throughout the year, 11am - 4pm

The Wednesday Volunteering sessions run from 11am-4pm at the Surrey History Centre throughout the year, and are open to anyone regardless of experience (or lack of!). Tasks vary from sorting environmental samples, cleaning finds and marking pottery. Places are limited and booking is essential. Please email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk if you would like to book.

For more information about the above activities and projects, please contact the Community Archaeologist on 01483 518737 or email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk

Top