May (Exact dates TBC) – Exploring the Iron Age
A series of workshops where you can learn about life in the Iron Age and Caerau Hillfort are coming to a location near you soon! Come along, get involved and find out more about events and volunteering opportunities throughout the year
09 May – Help us create a Pathway to the Past
We are trying to improve access to Caerau hillfort by creating a short heritage trail. You can help by getting involved in clearing the overgrown vegetation on the right-of-way into the southern entrance of the hillfort off Cwrt-yr-Ala Road
June (Exact date TBC) – Digging! A free course in hands on Archaeological Excavation Skills and Techniques for adults
In association with Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning this Live Local Learn Local accredited course for over 18s will help you learn how to be an archaeologist at St Fagans Museum through a practical hands-on training dig. Limited numbers available.
June to October (Exact date TBC) – Be part of the HEART of Cardiff!
THIS SUMMER get involved in our HEritage and ART of Cardiff project which explore and promote the history, archaeology and communities of West Cardiff through the design and creation of an amazing heritage trail leading from Caerau Hillfort to the new Iron Age village at St Fagans Museum and back again. There will be loads of exciting and creative opportunities to tell local stories, create resources and work with a professional artists, historians and archaeologists.
June (Exact date TBC) – Friends of CAER Heritage Project Talk
‘The archaeology of Caerau Hillfort and forthcoming excavations’
24 June to 19 July – DIGGING CAERAU!
Your chance to be a part of our major community excavation at Caerau Hillfort
VISIT: Come and see the dig, take a tour and join in with lots of Iron Age themed activities for both adults and children
LEND A HAND & GET DIGGING CAERAU: roll up your sleeves, grab your trowel and get digging! – Help explore your own community’s archaeology and history dating back over 2000 years (limited numbers available so pre-booking is essential)
BECOME AN ARCHAEOLOGIST! Take our accredited course for over 18s where you can learn how to be an archaeologist (limited numbers available so pre-booking is essential)
06 July – Pathway to the Past Celebration
Come up onto the hillfort and celebrate the Caerau DIG and the opening of our Pathway to the Past Heritage Trail created by local residents and young people. We hope to have an Iron Age barbeque!
13 July – DIGGING CAERAU Roadshow at Ely Festival
Visit our roadshow at the Ely Festival to see what we’ve found during the excavations and get involved in the creation of an Iron Age themed piece of community art
June/July (Exact date TBC) – Batty about Caerau Hillfort
Help monitor the bats at Caerau Hillfort with Cardiff Council as part of Right-of-Way improvements
August/Sept (Exact date TBC) – DIGGING CAERAU’S FINDS!
An accredited Live Local Learn Local Adult Learners Course for over 18s where you can learn how to process and analyse the finds from the Digging Caerau excavations (limited numbers available so pre-booking is essential)
August to December (Exact date TBC) – Build An Iron-Age Village
A unique opportunity to help build a real reconstructed Iron Age village alongside heritage professionals and archaeologists. Work as a team and learn Iron Age building crafts as part of this accredited course for over 18s where you can be a part of the creation of the new Bron Eryr Celtic village at St Fagans Museum
Like more details or to get involved? Contact the CAER Heritage Project team by filling in the form below or tel 02920 003132 and ask to speak to Olly or Dave