Booking Information

2018 Excavation Dates

17th June – 20th July

Open to all with no experience necessary

We offer two options for training programmes: 

Excavation and Post-Excavation or Post-Excavation only


  • Week 1: June 17th- June 23rd 

  • Week 2: June 24th- June 30th 

  • Week 3: July 1st- July 7th 

  • Week 4: July 8th- July 14th 

  • Week 5: July 15th- July 20th 

Book anywhere from one to five weeks. However, we recommend booking two weeks minimum for a well-rounded experience. Our tuition fee is £275 per week which will cover all on-site excavation and post-excavation activities.

Bamburgh Research Project is open to people aged 12 and over. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

We welcome all experience levels, from newcomers to the subject through to professionals and we aim to accommodate special needs where possible. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about access, facilities, etc.

Planning your visit and accomodation

Your tuition fee covers 6 days of training. The BRP training week runs Sunday-Thursday, Friday is a collective day off for staff and students to allow time for excursions in the local area or some R and R, and concludes on a Saturday (unless you need to leave early on your last day with the project). The final week we will work Sunday-Friday with no day off, as BRP staff will need to close down the site on the Saturday.

  • Sunday – Induction Day
  • Monday – Work Day
  • Tuesday – Work Day
  • Wednesday – Work Day
  • Thursday – Work Day
  • Friday – Project Day Off
  • Saturday – Work Day

We recommend that students arrive at their accommodation on the Saturday, so they are ready for the onsite induction on the Sunday. You may wish to book a few extra days either side of the dig to explore the local area.

Accommodation must be booked separately. There are many options for accommodation in the area to suit every budget and we are happy to offer suggestions. However, we do encourage all participants to stay in close proximity to BRP staff, as this allows staff and students the opportunity to get to know one another in a social setting and there are friendly faces around should you need a helping hand. This year our staff will be staying at Budle Bay Campsite

The Booking Process

  1. Read the Field School page and the FAQ page
  2. Fill out the booking form
  3. You will then receive an email from the BRP staff
  4. Pay the deposit to secure your place
  5. Book your accommodation
  6. Any remaining balance needs to be paid by May 20th

If we are able to book you for the weeks you request we with then ask for a deposit. Without this deposit we cannot guarantee your place during the season. Late bookings are sometimes possible so please call or email us directly if the field school is already underway.

This £275 deposit is the payment for your first week. There are multiple options for payments:

  • Paypal (Available to all students, transaction fee of 4%)
  • Bank Transfer
  • International Draft in Sterling
  • Cheque (UK students only)

Completing Your Payment:

Bookings must be paid in full by May 20th, 2018. Failure to make advance payment in full will result in the loss of your deposit, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you are unable to make your final payment by the due date please email Cole to discuss arrangements. There are no automatic refunds made against spaces booked but not taken.

The postal address for the project is:

Bamburgh Research Project Limited
23 Kingsdale Avenue
NE24 4EN

 Find the Booking Form Here

Find the Payment Page here

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