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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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.