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Fulham Palace are looking for school groups, community groups and individuals to join in and work with a team of professional archaeologists to uncover evidence of the history of the palace's walled garden.

This community archaeology dig will take place on from July 2 until July 22, on Wednesday till Sunday from 8.30am till 5pm.

Tasks will include archaeological investigation, sieving, finds processing and recording using drawing and photography.

Every weekend there will be free tours and drop in sessions for families from 11am – 4pm.    After a brief tour of the site to see the archaeologists at work and to find out more about the dig, visitors will be able to assist the archaeologists with their work.

In addition, there will be tours of the dig and Fulham Palace grounds at 2pm each Thursday and Sunday (5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th and 22nd July).  These tours are suitable for adults and older children and will take approximately an hour and a half.

Fulham Palace has had a very long history.  Previous archaeological digs have uncovered Neolithic, Roman, medieval and Tudor finds!  The findings from the summer 2012 dig will help the Palace to refine plans for planting in the Walled Garden, which will be a longer term project.

Fulham Palace walled garden has been reopened this spring after a year and a half of being closed for restoration and building works.

If you would like to take part, contact: eleanor.sier@fulhampalace.org

June 22, 2012