Get started as an archaeologist!

Learn all the skills needed to become an Indiana Jones. Handle real artefacts, hunt for treasure, learn to dig and see how the pieces of history fit together into one big story.


Introduction to Archaeology

Begin your archaeological training!

Get your hands on the tools of the trade and get started with a chocolate chip cookie. 

How many chunks will you find?


Layers of History

Discover the timeline beneath out feet. 

Find out how Britain's past has developed over time and create your own stratigraphy model. Follow in the footsteps of many great archaeologists and learn how clues can be found in even the most unlikely of places. 

Settlement at Beaumaris

Heritage Hunt

How do archaeologists find out where to dig? 

Play a game of Heritage Hunt with your friends. 

Who can find the treasure first?



Get your hands dirty and get digging!

Expand your archaeological skills with an excavation box.

What will you find?

Artefacts display

Artefact Handling

Get your hands on the past!

Learn how to handle, identify and record real archaeological artefacts, including prehistoric axes, medieval pottery and victorian jewellery.

Roman Flask


How do archaeologists preserve what they find?

Have a go at recording archaeological artefacts. Take photographs and draw pictures to ensure that we never lose important archaeological information.

Sussex loop illustration

Archaeological Illustration

Peer into the past

Use your knowledge and imagination to design an archaeological illustration of a famous site.

Draw, model or use lego to show what you think the past was like.