Welcome

Since its foundation in 1849 the Society has promoted the preservation, study and enjoyment of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire and neighbouring areas, and the understanding of these subjects generally. Membership is open to everybody who shares our interests and we welcome enquiries from individual and other societies.

Our activities include monthly lectures from the Autumn to the Spring, Summer excursions on demand, undertaking or encouraging relevant research, campaigning on local heritage issues, publication of an annual journal and a twice-yearly newsletter, and maintenance of our own specialist library.

For more information about the Chester Archaeological Society please read our History and Activities page.

News

Lecture 5th February: Dee House Feasibility Study

This lecture by Tony Barton, Donald Insall Associates, will be held on 5th February at 7:30pm at the Grosvenor Museum
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University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference

Entitled “The Public Archaeology of Treasure”, this 5th University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference will be held on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February at the Grosvenor Museum. Free and Open to all.
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A vision for the future of Chester’s Dee House

A vision for the future of Chester’s Dee House will be presented to residents at a series of public drop in sessions next month.
The Dee House and Amphitheatre Working Group is inviting the public to the events on 6 February, 6-8pm, at Storyhouse, in Chester, and 12 February, 1-5pm, at the Palatine Room in Chester Town Hall.
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Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum

The eleventh Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum will be held in Hexham on Saturday 29th February
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Lecture 11th January: Dorstone Hill: A Neolithic Landscape in Herefordshire

This lecture by Professor Julian Thomas, University of Manchester, will be held on 11th January at 2:30pm at the Grosvenor Museum
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University of Liverpool course – Introduction to Archaeological Drawing

This course will begin on 6th February and meet for 10 weeks every Thursday afternoon. It would be ideal for anyone interested in seriously developing this useful and vital skill, and will give you the opportunity to practice with objects from the University’s collection of ancient artefacts.
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Digital version of Journal 89 is now available

CAS members can now download a digital version of Journal vol 89 for 2019 from the Members’ Area of our website.
If you do not have a password to access this page, please e-mail webmaster@chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk

Lecture 7th December: London’s Waterfront 1200 – 1666: archaeology and history

This lecture by Dr John Schofield (formerly Museum of London) will be held on 7th December at 2:30pm at the Grosvenor Museum. This presentation will summarise the main findings for the period 1100–1666 from four excavations of 1974–84.
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The Neston Collieries, 1759–1855: An Industrial Revolution in Rural Cheshire

This new book by Anthony Annakin-Smith will be available shortly.
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Ruins, Relics and Monsters: Public History and Place-making in Chester and beyond

This free public lecture by Professor Catherine Clarke will be held on Wednesday 13th November at the University of Chester
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