Suffolk Archaeology regularly holds or supports a variety of public events, ranging from open days and site tours of our excavations, to displays and presentations about our work and the heritage of Suffolk.
We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for anyone to find out about what we do, meet members of our team or even see first hand our latest discoveries in the field as they occur.
If you would like to organise an event, book a talk or presentation, please contact Alex Fisher
Suffolk Archaeology's Jo Caruth will be one of the speakers at the 4th Wheeler Conference, hosted by the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. The conference will explore the production of textiles in Suffolk; from the pre-medieval period, through to the medieval woollen cloth industry and silk production in early modern times.
After a series of morning lectures the conference will include a guided tour of Lavenham buildings, including the Guild hall and Church, and a weaving/spinning demonstration.
Visit the SIAH webpage to find out more about the conference programme and purchase tickets.
As part of the launch event for the Heritage Lottery funded project 'Trailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge', during the annual open day at the Forestry Comission's High Lodge Visitor Center near Brandon, Suffolk we sent Tim Schofield and Ed Palka to carry out a demonstration magnetometer survey.
Over 250 visitors came to our 2nd annual Open Day, held as part of the CBA Festival of Archaeology 2017 in our warehouse in Needham Market where they were able to meet our team, see displays of our recent fieldwork and post-excavation projects, and see demonstrations of pottery and bone comb manufacture.
Suffolk Archaeology CIC held its first conference at the historic Quay Place (formerly St Mary at the Quay), at the waterfront in Ipswich on 13th May 2017. The event was a great success with over 100 people attending the presentation by our guest speakers of a wide range of heritage and archaeology projects from around Suffolk.
A second visitor participation day, using a different surveying technique (earth resistance), allowed over 100 visitors to the Sutton Hoo centre to try their hand at geophysical survey.
160 visitors came to see our display of results, held in partnership with the Isleham Society, from a small excavation carried out at Isleham during May 2016.
We were delighted to be the lead sponsor for this highly successful one day conference presenting the results of archaeological investigations in Rendlesham from 2008-2014, and provided a small display on our recent excavations of an Anglo-Saxon settlement at Kentford, Suffolk.
390 visitors came to our second, onsite open day at Fornham All Saints to see the recent developments as the excavation neared completion.