The Jigsaw-affiliated community archaeology group FenArch are launching a new Fenland Archaeology group next weekend aimed at 8-16 year olds in partnership with Wisbech & Fenland Museum. There will be an open day this Saturday, 28th April 2018 between 10am - 12pm at the museum for young people to find out more. The group will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month and activities will include talks, visits and training to take part in excavation, geophysical surveys and field walking. There will also be opportunities for young people to join in finds washing, recording, photography and finds identification.

Since the 2009 Wisbech Castle dig run by Oxford Archaeology East and the subsequent formation of FenArch, there have been a lot of interest from young people in the archaeology of the area. The museum already does outreach aimed at yound people and FenArch regularly work with local schools so this is a chance to bring together their experience and offer an exciting new club to the young people of Wisbech and the surrounding area. Together with the Wisbech High Street project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which is carrying out a community 'Big Dig' in the museum grounds in May and June, local people will have several opportunities to learn more about archaeology in 2018.

For further details about the 8-16 Fenland Archaeology group visit