Volunteers working on the Romans in Ravenglass project

A Volunteer Project

Romans in Ravenglass took place over eight weeks, spread across two seasons during 2013 and 2014.

900 volunteers worked alongside professional archaeologists to uncover a host of Roman remains. Each volunteer received expert training to carefully excavate and record what they found. Volunteers also received training to deliver on-site outreach sessions and site tours.      

A word from the archaeology volunteers!

"The excavation was so well organised far above anything I have been on before and was allowed to do everything including the recording which on previous sites after the digging that was it."
"The good weather was a great bonus, after last year! But the highlight for everyone is finding something, even if it is only a bit of pottery."