Welcome

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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News

Chester Heritage Festival Launch Event

Chester Heritage Festival will commence at a special launch event at Chester Racecourse on Roman Day, Saturday 25th May
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Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets”

A talk on Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets” will be given in Holmes Chapel on Saturday 16th March 2019
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Society Spring / Summer excursion programme released

Excursions to Lion Salt Works and Ecton Copper Mine are planned
Visit the Excursions Page for further details http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/excursions/

Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art

The next Society lecture “Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art” will be presented by Dr Julia Farley of The British Museum on Wednesday 6th February 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.
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