About us

Archaeology is for everyone, and we want to share it with the city of Sheffield.

Archaeology in the City is a student-run volunteer outreach programme from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. We aim to make archaeology accessible to everyone in Sheffield (and beyond!).

There’s something for everyone, so come and get involved. All ages and interests are welcome. All of our activities are free of charge!

What we do: 

Free monthly talks and podcasts — Our monthly informal Archaeology & Ale talk at the Red Deer pub in Sheffield is open to all with an interest in archaeology and getting involved. You can also listen to the talk as a podcast syndicated on the Archaeology Podcast Network.

Free school activities —  Archaeology in the City also offers a range of free outreach activity sessions and courses for students of all ages. You can visit us, we can visit you, or we can go on a field trip. Contact us for more information.

Free family activities at our archaeology festival — In summer 2015 we hosted the Woodland Heritage Festival at the J. G. Graves Woodland Discovery Centre. Stay tuned for updates on our plans for 2016. You can also listen to talks from the 2015 festival as podcasts.