Nottinghamshire Local History and Archaeology Day

Join Nottingham Lakeside Arts for this free event – drop in or stay for the full day. Taking place in The University of Nottingham Museum, Angear Visitor Centre, Djanogly Gallery and Rehearsal Hall.

Now in its third year, this hugely successful regional festival will be displaying the wide and varied work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire by local history and archaeology societies, archaeological units, museums and other regional archaeological organisations. This big event will include displays, activities, handling of original material and talks. The day is suitable for everyone including those with a general interest, people taking part in historical and archaeological work and those wanting to get involved.

Short talks on local archaeological projects

11am – 12.15pm in the Recital Hall

The day begins with short talks on local history and archaeology projects. Free but please book in advance via Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

Introduced and chaired by Dr David Knight, Director of Research Trent and Peak Archaeology

  • ‘Current work at King John’s Palace’

Mickie Bradley

Site owner – King Johns Palace

  • ‘Overview of the work of The Friends of Thynghowe’

Steve Horne

The Friends of Thynghowe

  • ‘Update on Local History Projects’

John Parker

Chairman, Nottinghamshire Local History Association

  • ‘Your Archive = Your Heritage’

Ruth Imeson

Team Manager Heritage, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries

Stalls and exhibitions


Stalls and exhibitions displaying regional historical and archaeological projects along with artefact handling and the opportunity to find out about how to volunteer.

Portable antiquities database and the historic environment record for Nottinghamshire


Join the finds Liaison Officer for Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire County Council to find out what has been found in your area and also bring along finds for identification.

Hands-on sessions with archaeological material from Nottinghamshire


Handling sessions of material from Nottinghamshire including stone artefacts, coins, pottery and animal bones from the Palaeolithic to the medieval period.


Highfields Park


Free event, suitable for all.

Join us for this new addition to the History and Archaeology Day. Become a time traveller for the day and immerse yourself in the past! Highfields Park will be taken over by archaeological and historically themed characters, giving you the chance to meet some of our ancestors who will tell you about their life and times and demonstrate skills and crafts from the past. There will also be the chance to take part in crafts and games.

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