The Archaeology Display Rooms on the ground floor and first floor of the mansion are open to all during the Copped Hall Open Days [see: Copped Hall Open Days], and you can spend as long as you like browsing the exhibits. It may also be possible to take a look at the display rooms during some site tours, but the amount of time to look at them will be limited.
Copped Hall Trust Archaeological Project
The Project runs Archaeology Experience weekends and archaeological skills training events at Copped Hall, which is an important archaeological site [see: Archaeology at Copped Hall] with a complex sequence of building phases. Its recorded history starts in the 12th century, though evidence has been found of some earlier human occupation in the vicinity of the site. The events will take place on the site of the earlier mansion, ‘Old’ Copped Hall, which stood at the northern end of the gardens and was demolished in 1748. You can find more general information about the events here [see: Getting Involved].
ARCHAEOLOGY EXPERIENCE WEEKENDS:
These weekends are for complete beginners, to give you the chance to get hands-on with real archaeology. They are open to people of all ages from 8 years upwards, provided they are reasonably physically fit. If you are below the age of 16, you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who has also signed up for the weekend.
If you are not sure whether these weekends are for you, contact WEAG (using the details below) to discuss it. You can also find out what previous attendees thought of the weekends by finding WEAG on Facebook.
ARCHAEOLOGY SKILLS TRAINING:
The skills training events are for those who have already learned the basics of excavation and recording and wish to develop their skills further. For a number of years WEAG have run Field Schools, usually lasting a week, in August. Other skills training events, including geophysics, recording and finds processing, are also available. WEAG are currently developing the 2020 programme for these events. WEAG are also working with the Copped Hall Trust to organise study days as part of the Trust's educational programme.
If you want to know more about the skills training events as the programme takes shape, contact WEAG (using the details below) for more information. You can also find out what previous attendees thought of earlier skills training events by finding WEAG on Facebook.
Costs: [prices - to be reviewed]
Archaeology Experience weekends: £60
Field Schools: £100 for non-WEAG members, £80 for WEAG members
For further details see the WEAG website: www.weag.org.uk
Archaeology Experience Weekend
Geophysics at Copped Hall