Chester Heritage Festival

Chester Heritage Festival runs from Wednesday 19th July to Tuesday 25th July. There are events for all the family: walks, talks, music, exhibitions and more.
Click here for the full programme of events
Please note that many events must be booked in advance by calling 01244 972210

Guided tour of the Amphitheatre and Roman Gardens

As part of the Chester Heritage Festival Peter Carrington will be leading guided tours of the Amphitheatre and Roman Gardens on Thursday 20th July and Saturday 22nd July 2017.
The tour lasts 2 hours starting at 10:30am and is repeated at 2:30, meet at the Amphitheatre entrance nearest to Souters Lane. It is essential to book this free event in advance by calling 01244 972210
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A unique volunteering opportunity at Chester Castle

A chance to get involved in an exciting new pilot heritage experience in Chester. Chester Castle will be opening its doors to the public this summer from 20th July until 3rd September.
Cheshire West and Chester Council are looking for volunteers aged 18+ to engage with visitors and to enhance their experience.
Click here for further details.

Volume 86 of the Chester Archaeological Society Journal

Volume 86 of the Chester Archaeological Society Journal has now been published
Click here to find out further information

Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

The Summer edition of the Chester History and Heritage Newsletter has been published.
Click here to download this publication

Successful visit to Norton Priory and its new Museum

On 27th April 21 members enjoyed a special guided tour of Norton Priory which was led by Lynn Smith, Senior Keeper at the new museum.
Click here for more information about this visit and future excursions.

Chester Antiquary Spring / Summer Newsletter

The Chester Antiquary 2017 Spring / Summer Newsletter has been published.
It may be downloaded from the Newsletter page of this web site

Council for British Archaeology Spring Newsletter

The Council for British Archaeology Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available click here to download this document

Archaeology North West Conference 6 May 2017

This conference will be held at the Grosvenor Museum on 6th May 2017; talks will include Iron Age Poulton, the bodies at Halton Castle, Lancaster Castle, Manchester’s first cotton mill and 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Click here for more information and online booking

Forthcoming Society Excursions 2017

The following Excursions have been announced:

  • Norton Priory and its new museum: Thursday 27th April 2017 at 18:30
  • Shotwick Castle: Saturday 8th July at 14:00
  • The Poulton Project: Saturday 19th August at 13:30

Click  here for further details