Festival of Archaeology
Sunday 23rd July 2023
Each year SHARP holds a one-day public event, our Festival of Archaeology. It is an opportunity for SHARP to share what we have learnt about the history of Sedgeford with the public.
There is something for everyone on offer during the event. We have plenty of free family friendly activities such our teaching trench, activities for children, mini-battles, and a historical hunt. For the adults, we have demonstrations, displays, and our regular tours of the excavation where you can hear about the latest discoveries from the archaeologists digging on the site. We also have an onsite café that will serve drinks, homemade nibbles, and refreshments throughout the day.
Entry on to the field is free, and most of the activities are also included for free, making it a cheap day out for all.
However, one of the aims of the day is to do a bit of fundraising for the project. As well as having our merchandise on sale, we run fun raffles and tombola’s, and have donation buckets available around the site for general donations. All the money collected goes directly towards our excavation work, post-ex programmes, and helps keep SHARP affordable for all.
We do hope you will be able to join us for this year's Festival of Archaeology, on Sunday 23rd July 2023.
Get a tour of our excavations with one of the archaeologists working on the site. Learn how we excavate a complex, multi-period site and hear about our latest discoveries, and what they teach us about the past.
Demonstrations and Displays
Explore the range of demonstrations and displays in our marquee and information huts. From Roman pottery, to Anglo-Saxon human remains, to information on the golden Sedgeford Hoard, there is a lot to see and learn!
Archaeology is fun for all the family as we have plenty of exciting activities for children including our teaching trench, mini battle re-enactments (with foam swords), face painting, historical costumes, crafts, and much more!
Directions and parking
The closest postcode to the site, that should get you on the road from Sedgeford to Snettisham, is PE36 5LN.
Follow the A149 until you reach the traffic lights at the junction with the B1454, sign-posted Fakenham and Sedgeford, with Norfolk Lavender Visitors Centre on your right. Turn onto the B1454 which will take you to Sedgeford. From here you should be able to follow our AA signs to the site.
Follow the road around the corner where you will see our banner on the track leading to the site. Beyond the track on the right, you will find a field that we use for parking. We do charge a small fee of £3 for parking to help us cover the cost of hiring the field.
Disabled parking is available down the track on the site itself. Please talk to our car parking volunteers when you arrive to arrange this.