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Experience Digging Days (Introduction to Archaeology Day)

at the King John’s Palace October Excavation  in Sherwood Forest

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd  October, 2021

£50 per person per day or all FIVE days for £200.

King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest.

Come and excavate at the site of the legendary King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest…

King John’s Palace was once the Royal Heart of Sherwood Forest.

The Palace was visited by all 8 kings from Henry II to Richard II, with King John possibly holding parliament there in the early 13th century and Edward I holding Parliament there in 1290.

This project forms part of a long running research project designed to understand the extent of the medieval palace, and surrounding area.

So why not come along yourself or buy a great gift for a friend or family member and become part of the history of the Medieval Royal Palace at the heart of Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest!

King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest. MAP.

We will be excavating at the site of King John’s Palace, you will be involved in an archaeological excavation which will form a part of this long-term research project in the heart of the Forest.

You will take part in the dig, and when required also have a chance to undertake drawing, finds processing and other aspects of excavation.

You can come and be part of this exciting project.

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project


Is someone you know celebrating a birthday, retirement, or other event? Or do you want to buy a Christmas present for someone special?

Have you, or someone you know, always wanted to have a go at Archaeology? Have you/they, always wanted to experience the excitement and thrill of digging up artefacts from the past, and connecting with the events and people of times long gone?

Well now you/they can, under the supervision of Archaeologists as part of the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.

This is the perfect way to fulfil a life’s ambition and perhaps take the first steps on a fantastic journey into re-discovering people, objects, and places from the past…  

OR BOOK All 5 Days
for £200!


Excavation at King John’s Palace
Monday 18th October 2021
Price: £50


Or Email us for more information

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GIFT Bookings:

If you are booking for a friend or family member please tell us their name on the booking form.

If you wish to keep the booking secret until a specific date please email us to discuss.

All gift bookings will receive either the “Birthday Card” (or other event) as seen on the left.

Or bookings for Christmas Presents will receive the “Christmas Card on the right”

Please email us if you wish to discuss the event you are purchasing for.


Excavation at King John’s Palace
Tuesday 19th October 2021
Price: £50

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Excavation at King John’s Palace
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Price: £50

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Excavation at King John’s Palace
Thursday 21st October 2021
Price: £50

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Excavation at King John’s Palace
Friday 22nd  October 2021
Price: £50

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Excavation at King John’s Palace
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A Fantastic Gift for a Friend!! Have you, or someone you know, always wanted to have a go at Archaeology?

Mercian's Archaeological Experience days can be booked one day at a a time or at a discount for successive days (see below) they are designed to give people a chance to:

Experience archaeology first hand, perhaps for the first time! - They make ideal gifts for friends and family who might have always wanted to try archaeology.

Gain more experience of a wider range of archaeological methods

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