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Finding Farnham Community Archaeology Project

Finding Farnham Community Archaeology Project

Finding Farnham Community Archaeology Project allows local residents and school children to participate in community dig and learn about Farnham’s heritage


Local members of the Surrey Archaeological Society and the Museum of Farnham are pleased to organize a community archaeology project for the Farnham area which we hope will bring awareness and appreciation of archaeology to members of the public, and allow residents to explore their local history and heritage.

This will be achieved through a series of one metre square test pit excavations around select areas of the town centre, as well as a broad family-friendly outreach programme of workshops, exhibitions and open days – suitable for all ages!

Saturday 3rd May – come along to Farnham Museum Garden Gallery from 10-4 and participate in excavating a test-pit in the museum grounds, take part in hands-on workshops led by local experts, and learn about Farnham’s past through extensive displays, handling collections and children’s activities. Also take the opportunity and sign up to participate in July’s community dig.

5th to 27th July – come along to archaeological test-pitting open to the general public each weekend (Saturday and Sunday) throughout July in locations across Farnham. Participants of all ages are welcome to try their hands at digging, sieving material and processing finds, in order to find out more about the town’s fascinating buried past!

Saturday 13th September – wrap-up day at the Museum, displaying results of this year’s dig. Also talks from local experts about the archaeology of the Farnham region, from various periods and disciplines. Come along and learn about what we uncovered!

Arranged school group visits catered for; for more information visit our website: