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Archaeology at Castell Coch: A Victorian Expedition

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Castell Coch is supporting the Festival of Archaeology this summer with a reconstruction of the Victorian excavations of the 1800s.

You can practice Victorian archaeological methods that are still used to this day to discover, record and learn about medieval treasures. The Glamorgan and Gwent Archaeological Trust will be at the castle this year, with medieval treasures to handle, hands-on wattle-and-daub making, and demonstrating their latest digital innovations.

Archaeology at Castell Coch

Cadw believe that, “Archaeology has the power to inspire both individuals and communities. Participation in the excitement of archaeological discovery can bring people together, linking the past to the present and creating a sense of place, shared heritage and identity. Most importantly, engagement in archaeology can help provide a sense of belonging.”

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The event runs from July 18th to July 20th. Normal admission prices apply but the activities are free to take part in.

Picture credit – Cadw|Council for British Archaeology

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