We exist to promote understanding and appreciation of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire plus neighbouring areas and of these subjects generally. 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.

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Conference: The Archaeology of Peterloo

This year’s North West Industrial Archaeology Conference is about “The Archaeology of Peterloo”. It will be held on Saturday 29th September at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester.
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Finds Washing Session

Cheshire West and Chester Council are running a volunteer finds washing session in the Grosvenor Park Activity Zone pavilion on Saturday 4th August 2018 12-4pm.
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Chester Castle will be open this summer!

Chester Castle will be open this summer from 20th July to 16th September. The Castle will open Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s from 10.30am to 4pm with free entry to the grounds.
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Moel Arthur excavation opportunity

The Clwydian Range Archaeology Group are seeking volunteers to join this year’s dig between 30th July to 10th August
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Heritage Open Day Frodsham

Heritage Open Day Saturday 6th September at St Laurence Parish Church, Frodsham between 10am and 4pm.
Exhibition by Frodsham Photographic Society, Tours of the Church and Churchyard, Exhibition – Extraordinary Women.
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Archaeology in Wales Conference 2018

This conference “The newest and best of archaeology in Wales” will be held at Lampeter Campus 31st August to 2nd September 2018
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Chester Antiquary 2018 Issue 1 (Spring/Summer)

Our Spring / Summer Newsletter has been published. Click here to go to the Newsletter page to download this publication

Lecture Programme 2018-19

The 2018-19 CAS lecture programme has been published
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Pictorial History of the Sandstone Ridge

The Sandstone Ridge Trust would like your help to compile a pictorial history of the wonderful Sandstone Ridge
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CBA NW Spring Conference 2018

North West Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment – Final Conference in association with CBA North West. This free event will be held on Saturday 28th April 2018 at the University of Salford
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