An award winning heritage social enterprise engaging museums, schools and communities with the past..  this is BIG Heritage.

Dean Paton works with a team of providers to provide archaeology themed workshops and projects for:

  • Schools and educational establishments from primary schools through to university
  • Museums and heritage sites
  • Organisations looking for a special bit of CSR or team-building work
  • History and archaeology societies that are looking for support for funding bids and outreach ideas

It is good to see an initiative that is bold, bright and working right at the heart of the communities.

Their recent projects includes the summer 2013 community dig “Discovering Bromborough” which has received £10,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project seed members of the Bromborough community digging a range of test-pits in gardens and public spaces throughout the village this summer. It is hoped that the work will shed light upon the fortunes of Bromborough throughout history, which by 1066 formed one of the richest estates in Cheshire and was held by the Anglo-Saxon Earl Edwin.

The aim of the project is to bring the people of Bromborough together to explore the history of the place they live from its earliest beginnings through to the present day. The ‘hands on’ approach has been designed to instil a greater sense of belonging and pride in the community and involves a wide spectrum of the community in its planning, delivery and evaluation.

and recent news includes Dr. Rebecca Wragg-Sykes joining up with Big Heritage as their official Human Evolution Ambassador….  what is that?  well read on here:

All in all a dynamic and promising start and we hope a long and fruitful time ahead.    This is the new archaeology we heartily embrace.

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