Engaging with the public

In an increasingly globalised and multicultural world, archaeology and anthropology offer unique perspectives on past and present cultural diversity and change. Sharing this work with the public is central to what we do. 

Our staff and students work in partnership with organisations such as Bristol City Museum and Gallery, Imperial War Museum, the SS Great Britain and Bristol Zoo, as well as NGOs, schools and community groups.  We run public engagement and outreach events throughout the year, and you can follow many of our activities via Twitter and Facebook.

Engagement activities

Exploring land history with local school children

University of Bristol archaeologists worked with local primary school children to explore the history of land adjoining Two Mile Hill Primary School in Kingswood, Bristol.

Dig Berkeley: Town Museum Project

Dig Berkeley: our Town Museum Project saw undergraduate students work with the local community to set up exhibitions in shop windows and homes on our research at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

Town Museum Project video

In this video, the people who took part in displaying artefacts in their windows give a review of their experience of the Town Museum Project and why they got involved.

Dig Hatteras: Croatoan Archaeological Project

The Croatoan Archaeological Project is an investigation of Hatteras Island, America's famous 'lost colony' in North Carolina. It is a long-term project and we are collaborating with the Croatoan Archaeological Society, a local, community archaeology group.

Festival of Archaeology

Image: Members of the public handle artefacts and try their hand at archaeological recording techniques helped by our postgraduate students at the 2015 Festival of Archaeology.

Research events

We run a series of regular research events.

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