The Old King’s Head Big Dig

We are excited to announce the Big Dig at the Old King’s Head in Kirton!

Get involved with the archaeological excavation at the Old King's Head as part of our ongoing restoration works. The opportunity to dig in such a central and long-lived site is rare. We expect plenty of artefacts will be found relating to the building’s use as a pub, but the archaeology deeper down will be more of a surprise. You can take part in geophysical survey prior to excavation, digging and finds processing.

Geophysics - 7 th September 

Digging and finds washing 12–15 & 17–21 September & 4–10 October

All sessions will be led by our friendly and experienced archaeologists from Archaeological Project Services. There will be two sessions each day 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:00.

Booking is essential. Children over 8 are welcome with adult supervision.

Book now to reserve your free place and get the details needed to have a fantastic, free and fun archaeology experience this summer. Email or call 01529 461499.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Council for British Archaeology’s Mick Aston Archaeology Fund, which is supported by Historic England.

The campaign to Save the Old King's Head has also received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund which distributes good cause funding raised through National Lottery Ticket purchases.

Can't make it to the dig but want to support our work at the Old Kings Head? Visit our OKH page to donate now.

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