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Heritage Open Day: Archaeology Talk

Heritage Open Day

Saturday 21st September

Free entry

11am - 3pm (Please see below for individual talk / tour times)

Archaeology Talks (approx. 30 minutes): 12:30pm & 1:30pm

Hoghton Tower is a Grade I fortified Tudor - Elizabethan manor house which was rebuilt by Thomas Hoghton in 1565 following a period of earlier settlement. There are many aspects to the fascinating history of the Tower; from major events, including a Royal visit and an explosion, to the everyday lives of those who have been part of the journey. Visitors will be able to get a flavour of some of this history during the day.

Our Castle Studies Trust funded project aims to find out more about the early buildings. Visitors will be able to see some of the finds from the recent archaeological dig and listen to one of the archaeologists from the University of Salford's Centre for Applied Archaeology explain what has been discovered so far.

Visitors will also be able to join a short taster tour of our beautiful Dolls House Collection or find out a little about the historic graffiti that our volunteers have been researching. Sessions are bookable now.

There will also be an exhibition of the research completed by our volunteers into the visit of King James I of England and VI of Scotland in August 1617.

Historic Graffiti Taster Tour (approx. 15 minutes): 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm & 2:15pm

Dolls House Collection Taster Tour (approx 15 minutes): 11:45 am, 12:45pm & 1:45pm (The Dolls House Collection is situated on the first floor and is accessed by stairs)

All sessions can be pre-booked.

The Tearoom will be open from 11am - 3pm for hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks (charges apply).

Please note:

There will be no standard house tours taking place on the day

The archaeological dig has been completed and there are now no open trenches.

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Heritage Open Day

Saturday 21st September

Free entry

11am - 3pm (Please see below for individual talk / tour times)

Archaeology Talks (approx. 30 minutes): 12:30pm & 1:30pm

Hoghton Tower is a Grade I fortified Tudor - Elizabethan manor house which was rebuilt by Thomas Hoghton in 1565 following a period of earlier settlement. There are many aspects to the fascinating history of the Tower; from major events, including a Royal visit and an explosion, to the everyday lives of those who have been part of the journey. Visitors will be able to get a flavour of some of this history during the day.

Our Castle Studies Trust funded project aims to find out more about the early buildings. Visitors will be able to see some of the finds from the recent archaeological dig and listen to one of the archaeologists from the University of Salford's Centre for Applied Archaeology explain what has been discovered so far.

Visitors will also be able to join a short taster tour of our beautiful Dolls House Collection or find out a little about the historic graffiti that our volunteers have been researching. Sessions are bookable now.

There will also be an exhibition of the research completed by our volunteers into the visit of King James I of England and VI of Scotland in August 1617.

Historic Graffiti Taster Tour (approx. 15 minutes): 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm & 2:15pm

Dolls House Collection Taster Tour (approx 15 minutes): 11:45 am, 12:45pm & 1:45pm (The Dolls House Collection is situated on the first floor and is accessed by stairs)

All sessions can be pre-booked.

The Tearoom will be open from 11am - 3pm for hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks (charges apply).

Please note:

There will be no standard house tours taking place on the day

The archaeological dig has been completed and there are now no open trenches.