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.


CAS support for the Grosvenor Museum’s exhibition: “Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire”.

Peter Boughton FSA, Keeper of Art at Cheshire West and Chester Council has written expressing thanks for the support CAS provided for the the Grosvenor Museum’s exhibition: “Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire”
Click here to read Peter Boughton’s letter

2019 Festival of Archaeology

The Festival of Archaeology is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and showcases the very best of archaeology for everyone. This year’s Festival will take place from 13-28 July, with 16 days of fun-filled archaeology events.
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Fieldwork opportunity for CAS members

The Poulton Project is offering the opportunity for members of Chester Archaeological Society to excavate on an extensive Iron Age and Romano-British landscape
Visit the Fieldwork Page for further details http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/fieldwork-group/

CRAG programme of activities for 2019

The Clwydian Range Archaeological Group (CRAG) has published the dates for the 2019 Field survey workdays, the Geophysical survey training days, the Excavation days and the Open day.
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The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain

The next Society lecture “The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain” will be presented by Dr Tom Booth of The Natural History Museum on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 7:30pm in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
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Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

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