Archaeology Week
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Archaeology Week

Children under 18 must be

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Fancy becoming an archaeologist! Then come join the Parks Trust and Cotswold Archaeology as we look to discover more about this historic landscape of Great Linford Manor Park. 

Archaeology week will be taking place from Monday 8th April to Saturday 13th April.  And on Satuday 13th April, we will have a public open day from 12 - 2pm where there will be speeches and tours around the trenches. 

As part of this dig, we are providing several public sessions where you can get actively involved in archaeology. These free tasks will include trowling, taking photos of the finds, producing recording sheets, scale / section drawings and many more. This will be under the direct supervision of Cotswold Archaeology. 

Public sessions will be available on the following: 

Wednesday: AM session (10am - 12pm) and PM session (1pm - 3pm)

Thursday: AM session (10am - 12pm) and PM session (1pm - 3pm)

If you have booked a ticket then please meet us at Great Linford Manor Park 15 minutes prior to your session. The event will be visible from the following address: Great Linford, Milton Keynes MK14 5DZ or the following link: 

Please note that booking is essential and there are limited spaces available. All tickets for this event are free, but please note that they are non-transferable (cannot be swtiched to a different session)

Please ensure that you wear suitable footwear and clothes for the event. If possible, please bring steel toe cap boots, but sturdy footwear will be allowed. If you have a kneeler, it would be useful. We will be providing all volunteers with gloves.  

Children under 18 can book a ticket, but will need to be supervised by an adult who must be present in the park. Activities may also be limited due to health & safety. 

If you have any questions, please email Darrel Canvin at the Parks Trust on 

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.