Oystermouth Castle Community Excavation

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, in association with the Friends of Oystermouth Castle, Swansea City Council and Swansea University, will be carrying out a dig in the grounds of Oystermouth Castle between 29th June and 17th July this year (including Saturdays and Sundays), and there will be the opportunity for you to join in.

We will be excavating outside the west tower, looking for the outer wall and the ditch, and on the Knoll, to see what’s there (a geophysical survey commissioned by the Friends suggests that there are walls).

We are looking for volunteers to come and work on the project. You could learn how to excavate, how to record what we discover, or how to deal with the objects that we find. Just download and fill in the application forms and we will fit you into the programme. Volunteers will need to be 18+ to work on the site, but under-18s are welcome to join in the finds work.

If that sounds too strenuous, you are welcome to come and see what we find. Guided tours will be arranged throughout the dig so you can keep abreast of the discoveries.

Booking is essential if you want to volunteer (send in your forms to reach us by 15th June). If you just want to see what’s happening you can turn up at any time for the next tour.

Visit the Oystermouth Castle Excavation page on the GGAT website to download an application form.


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